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Oregon Tourism Town Hall

  • May 05, 2016
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Gresham City Hall- 1333 NW Eastman Pkwy, Gresham, OR 97030

Oregon Tourism Town Halls

Travel Oregon invites you to attend an upcoming Oregon Tourism Town Hall to discuss your business’ and/or community’s tourism priorities. We’re looking for the best and most efficient ways to enhance the economic impact of travel and tourism and the quality of life our industry has on communities throughout Oregon.

On March 3, 2016, Oregon lawmakers passed HB 4146. This legislation increases the state transient lodging tax from 1 to 1.8 percent for four years effective July 1, 2016 and then effective July 1, 2020 reduces the state transient lodging tax from 1.8 to 1.5 percent. The bill also directs 20 percent of the state transient lodging tax to a Regional Cooperative Tourism Program and 10 percent of the state transient lodging tax to a competitive grants program.

So what does this mean for the future of Oregon’s tourism industry and our work together to expand the contribution of travel and tourism to the state’s economy?

Though the changes to the statewide lodging tax won’t go into effect until July 1, 2016, Travel Oregon wants to hear from you now regarding your perspectives and priorities for enhancements to the statewide tourism program. We’ll use these Town Halls to seek your input, as you are a valued industry partner, and this information will help inform our upcoming 2017-2019 strategic planning.

This is being hosted by Travel Oregon.  Clicking on the link below will take you to their registration page.

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Office: (503) 292-8881
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PO Box 422
Gresham, OR 97030

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