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Eugene to Host 2015 Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Published: April 09, 2015

Eugene, Ore. - Tourism professionals from all over Oregon will converge in Eugene from April 12 - 14, 2015 to discuss the growth and development of Oregon's tourism industry at the annual Oregon Governor's Conference on Tourism.

Each spring, Oregon's travel and tourism specialists gather to learn, share and develop new ways to create the best Oregon experience possible for visitors and the tourism industry itself. This year, more than 450 conference attendees will be joined by industry leaders and led by Travel Oregon CEO and recently appointed U.S. Travel National Chair, Todd Davidson.

"Everything we do at Travel Oregon is aimed at improving the state's economy and job numbers through travel and tourism," said Todd Davidson, Travel Oregon's CEO. "The Governor's Conference on Tourism is where industry professionals gather to share best practices, learn the latest trends and strengthen their strategic network in order to better attract and serve the visitors who come to this beautiful place we all call home."

The event, held at the Hilton Eugene, will focus on ways to enhance the 26.8 million overnight visits Oregon received in 2014.

"The visitor industry in Oregon is very collaborative and we are thrilled to host our tourism colleagues from all across the state," said Kari Westlund, CEO & President of Travel Lane County. "It's a great opportunity to educate one another on the incredible offerings we have in Oregon, and for us to showcase what makes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region an ideal location for leisure visitors, as well as event and meetings planners."

Preceding this year's Oregon Governor's Conference on Tourism is the 2015 Oregon Visitor Information Training Conference on April 11 - 12, where front-line visitor staff will gather to network, learn more, and briefly tour the Lane County area.

For complete conference details, visit For additional information, contact Travel Lane County at (541) 484-5307 or (800) 547-5445.

About Travel Lane County

Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $575 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2012.

About Travel Oregon

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, works to enhance visitors' experience by providing information, resources and trip planning tools that inspire travel and consistently convey the exceptional quality of Oregon. The commission improves Oregonians' quality of life by strengthening economic impacts of the state's $9.6 billion tourism industry that employs nearly 94,000 Oregonians.


Press Contacts:

Travel Lane County
Stephen Hoshaw, PR & Social Media Manager

Travel Oregon
Linea Gagliano, Manager, Industry & Public Affairs