Oregon Tourism Commission

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The Oregon Tourism Commission, which does business as Travel Oregon, is a semi-independent agency of the government of Oregon based in the state capital of Salem.[1] The agency is run by a nine-member board appointed by the governor,[2] and governs several programs that work to grow the state economy by promoting tourism.[3] Governor John Kitzhaber has said, "The tourism industry generates $9.2 billion in economic impact in Oregon and supports more than 91,000 jobs".[2] The agency was created by the Oregon Legislature in 2003, and is funded by a 1% statewide transient lodging tax.[4]


Travel Oregon partners with the Oregon Travel Information Council, another semi-independent state agency, to provide information to travelers on Oregon's highways.[5]


  1. ^ "Oregon Tourism Commission (Travel Oregon)". Oregon Blue Book. Oregon State Archives. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Governor Appoints New Members to Oregon Tourism Commission" (Press release). Travel Oregon. May 8, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Oregon Tourism Commission". Travel Oregon. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Organization". Travel Oregon. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Oregon Travel Experience Partners". Oregon Travel Experience. Oregon Travel Information Council. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 

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