• Travel Oregon Wins National Tourism Industry Awards

     
    POSTED September 2, 2013
     

    The Mercury Awards recognize excellence and creative accomplishment in tourism marketing and promotion along with inspiring development of exciting destination marketing and promotion programs, all on the state level.

Travel Oregon received two Mercury Awards- Best Overall State Marketing Program and Best State Travel Website in the country as part of the National Council of State Tourism Directors (NCSTD) 2013 Mercury Awards held during the U.S. Travel Associations's annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO).

The Mercury Awards recognize excellence and creative accomplishment in tourism marketing and promotion along with inspiring development of exciting destination marketing and promotion programs, all on the state level.

"Earning these Mercury awards is a tribute to the remarkable teamwork, ingenuity and know-how of Travel Oregon’s staff and our partners," said Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon. "We are thrilled to receive this recognition from our tourism peers across the nation because the awards acknowledge both the innovative and creative elements of these endeavors along with the strong results they achieved."

The awards were judged by J. Walter Thompson (JWT), an internationally recognized marketing and communications firm.

 

On September 1, over 1,500 businesses across the country illuminated their buildings with red lights to draw attention to the devastation that the live events and performance art industries have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

According to a survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), frequent travelers feel safer when hotels adhere to AHLA's Stay Safe guidelines, which detail cleaning protocols for hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Through responses to bi-weekly surveys, Global Business Travel Association members have indicated that domestic busines travel is ramping up after months of struggle.