Visitor Industry Celebration
Travel Lane County's Annual Awards Presentation
Travel Lane County's visitor industry celebration honors regional tourism achievements. This year the celebration will be held on the first day of National Tourism Week, May 2 - 10. Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon will be the featured speaker. Please join us for a luncheon and awards presentation.
Monday, May 4, 2015
11:45 a.m. Check-in
Noon - 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Industry Recognition
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
7th & Willamette St, Eugene
$45 per person
Table Sponsor $400 for 8 people (includes program recognition and reserved table)
RSVP by Tuesday, April 28
State of the Industry
U.S. & Oregon
Todd Davidson, Travel Oregon CEO and U.S. Travel Association National Chair
Todd joined Travel Oregon in 1996, spearheading statewide destination marketing. Today tourism in Oregon is a $9 billion industry. Todd's recent appointment to the U.S. Travel Association furthers the scope of his insight into national travel trends.
Kari Westlund, Travel Lane County President & CEO
With a decade of tourism leadership already on her resume, Kari also joined Travel Lane County in 1996. She has overseen the launch of many innovative destination marketing programs from re-branding Lane County to last year's launch of the Eugene Ale Trail.
Sports Leadership Award
Presented to a local resident(s) or business that is directly
responsible for the confirmation of a sports event, which brings in a
significant number of overnight visitors to Lane County.
Congratulations to our 2015 recipient: Big O Tournament
Convention Leadership Award
Presented to a local resident(s) or business that is directly responsible for the confirmation of a meeting or event, which brings in a significant number of overnight visitors to Lane County.
Congratulations to our 2015 recipient: City of Eugene's Office of Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement for Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA)
Community Leadership Award
Presented to a group, business or individual that has significantly contributed to the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region's tourism industry or visitor experience through an advocacy program(s), visitor product(s), or community development.
Congratulations to our 2015 recipient: Mayor Christine Lundberg, Springfield
Presented to a business or individual who, through their efforts, have excelled in promoting the community and the Eugene, Cascades & Coast as a visitor destination.
Destination Award Criteria
- Unique - their very presence creates a reason the visitor visits our community.
- Efforts and promotions have increased outside awareness and made our area more visible.
- Growth and success benefits and enhances the image of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region.
Congratulations to our 2015 recipient: Willamette National Forest - McKenzie River Trail