Tourism officials were in Olympia earlier this week to lobby for state support in marketing. Washington closed its state tourism office in 2011 over budget woes, the only state to do so. According to the Washington Tourism Alliance, an industry group, direct visitor spending grew 2.4 percent from 2012 to 2013. But the rate of growth…More
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A recent report says that the “destination resorts” in Oregon have stabilized after years of pain from the Great Recession. This is especially an important turning point because many of the state’s resorts were built or expanded in the years running up to the collapse. Many of these resorts are in Deschutes County in and…More