Select Travel Oregon Industry Partners to Accept Canadian Dollars at Par with U.S. Dollars
First-of-its-kind statewide promotion in Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. – May 19, 2016 – Oregon is already a favorite destination for Canadian travelers. After all, Canada is Travel Oregon’s largest international market with more than 1.2 million Canadians visiting Oregon annually. The Oregon Tourism Commission, known as Travel Oregon, wants to continue to see this number grow and has worked with suppliers in each of its regions to bring forward an “at par” offering for Canadian travelers. At a time when the U.S. dollar has gained significant strength against the Canadian dollar, this is a savings of nearly 30 percent to Canadians.
In this first-of-its-kind statewide promotion in Oregon, select lodging properties from Greater Portland, the Oregon Coast, the Willamette Valley, and Southern, Central and Eastern Oregon have agreed to offer “at par” savings to Canadians with proof of Canadian residency. To make the booking process simple, all participating partners have been listed under a newly developed landing page at www.traveloregon.com/CanadaAtPar.
With more than 580 kilometers of breathtaking coastline, the deepest lake in the U.S., a dry lake bed that doubles as a massive desert, some of the world’s best skiing and snowboarding, 500+ wineries and 200+ breweries, and more epic waterfalls and forests that can be counted, Oregon offers an experience to suit every Canadian.
“This type of Canadian cross-border incentive program is a game-changer for Canadians, who have told us time and time again that they’re looking for U.S. suppliers to meet them at least halfway during times of dollar disparity,” said Lisa Itel, Travel Oregon Global Sales Manager. “This type of collaboration between Travel Oregon and its statewide tourism partners speaks to the entire state coming together to drive economic growth through tourism, and it reflects a true understanding of the Canadian market.”
In a month that finds Air Canada launching new direct services out of Toronto to Portland – in addition to its existing direct services out of Vancouver and Calgary – the news for Canadians keeps getting better.
For more information, contact:
Corey Marshall/ Account Director
Canada, Australia and New Zealand
Travel Oregon/Oregon Tourism Commission
317 S.W. Alder Street, Suite 200 | Portland, OR 97204
d: +64 21 555 463
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 $10.8 billion tourism industry that employs more than 105,500 Oregonians. TravelOregon.com