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Travel Lane County Presents Tourism Achievement Awards

Published: May 05, 2016

Eugene, Ore. - Travel Lane County's Visitor Industry Celebration honors regional tourism achievements. This year the celebration is being held during National Tourism Week, May 1 - 7. Jason Brandt, President & CEO of the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association will be the featured speaker. 

The program begins at noon at the Holiday Inn Eugene-Springfield on Kruse Way.  Speakers and award recipients will be available for interviews following the program at approximately 1:30 p.m.  Award winner photos will be distributed following the event.

Andy Vobora, Vice-President of Stakeholder Relations, Travel Lane County

(541) 743-8770; (800) 547-5445; Andy@EugeneCascadesCoast.org

 Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, sports, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $609.9 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2014. EugeneCascadesCoast.org

Jason Brandt, President & CEO Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association

The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) is the leading business association for the foodservice and lodging industry in Oregon. A not-for-profit trade organization, ORLA represents over 3,000 members, and advocates for 9,000 foodservice locations and 2,200 lodging establishments in Oregon. The foodservice and lodging industry is responsible for 164,800 jobs bringing in over $8 billion in annual sales and generates 54% of the annual tourism dollars spent in Oregon.

Kari Westlund, Travel Lane County President & CEO

With a decade of tourism leadership already on her resume, Kari joined Travel Lane County in 1996. Kari and her team have overseen the launch of many innovative destination marketing programs from re-branding Travel Lane County to this year's launch of Pinot Bingo.    

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 2016 recipient: Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting - Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Collis and Dr. and Mrs. Brian Jewett. View award Video. View award video.

 

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 2016 recipient: State Representative Nancy Nathanson. View award video.

Destination Award

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 2016 recipient: Willamalane Park & Recreation District. View Award Video.

 

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 2016 recipient: Bi-Mart Eugene Challengers. View award video.

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