• Giveaway Ideas That Will ‘Stick’ with Your Guests

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     

    Tree Huggers

Portland-based Toast is changing the way planners make a lasting impression on attendees and prospects through its stickers crafted of sustainable wood. Customizable with logos and other artwork, the stickers can be attached to water bottles, laptops, notebooks and any other surface you “wood” like your message to adorn.

The company—which runs on 100 percent renewable energy—only uses responsibly grown, rain forest–friendly wood and bamboo, and all products are distributed in Forest Stewardship Council–certified paper packaging. The entire company generates only one garbage can of waste each month. It is also a member of 1% for the Planet, donating 1 percent of its profits to environmental nonprofits, and partners with Trees for the Future, planting one sapling for every product sold. At the time of this writing, that adds up to more than 56,000 saplings.

The travel season is here and while Idaho Tourism (Visit Idaho) celebrates the uptick in tourism, the bureau also has a message for visitors: Travel With Care. That’s the tagline of a new campaign that emphasizes the importance of caring for yourself, caring for others and caring for Idaho to preserve the opportunities for adventure in the Gem State for years to come. 

 

Blame it on the eight seasons of “Portlandia” or simply on the way people rave about the city when they return from visiting. Portland is experiencing a hotel boom. Collectively, the recent wave in hotel development has resulted in an increase in room inventory of nearly 50 percent since 2016.

 

Blame it on the eight seasons of “Portlandia” or simply on the way people rave about the city when they return from visiting. Portland is experiencing a hotel boom. Collectively, the recent wave in hotel development has resulted in an increase in room inventory of nearly 50 percent since 2016.