Oregon Tour & Travel Alliance  

Message from Your President
We had a wonderful OTTA board retreat at The Mill Casino in North Bend. The board reviewed the feedback provided in the member surveys, selected a bid for our website redesign and completed our three-year strategic plan. I look forward to sharing highlights of the plan with you at our October Membership Meeting at Oregon Garden Resort on Friday, October 4th. Additional details regarding the meeting, including registration, may be found below.

And because members asked us to make the newsletter short and sweet (we do listen to your feedback!), I'll wrap it up there. See you in October!

Mandy Morgan 
OTTA President
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Travel Oregon Global Summit Survey

Travel Oregon is beginning to plan for its first ever Global Summit in spring of 2020 and would love to hear from OTTA members about what areas of international tourism you find the most interesting. Please take a moment to complete this short survey to help determine the most beneficial programming for the Summit. For your participation, one lucky respondent will receive a complimentary registration to the 2-day Global Summit.
Register Today for the Fall Meeting!
October 3, 2019 - 4:00 - 9:00 pm (time subject to change) - FAM Activity
October 4, 2019 - 8:30 am - 2:00 pm - Fall Meeting
Oregon Garden Resort - Silverton, Oregon 

Click here to register

Lodging - OTTA room rate of $109, includes tax. The room block will close on September 3, 2019. Click here for booking instructions.
Did you know that more people in the U.S. visit botanical gardens, garden tours and garden events than visit Disneyworld and Disneyland, combined?
  • Learn about garden tourism from expert Lois Moss of Garden Dot Tours.
  • Hear what makes a garden a destination from the Oregon Gardens team.
  • Create a garden-themed itinerary for the garden enthusiast.
Showcase your region's garden gems on this new itinerary by registering today.
(As always at OTTA, great networking with industry colleagues guaranteed.)
OTTA is Now on Instagram Too!
OTTA is now on Instagram! Please make sure to give us a fol low @oregontourtravelalliance.
If you h ave news or events that should be featured on the OTTA Fac ebook or Instagram page, please email Amy Bailey at abailey@themillcasino.com or text her at 541-252-5788 with details and we'll share it.    
OTTA is here to help our members connect and engage! And make sure YOU are following along too https://www.facebook.com/OregonTourandTravelAlliance/ 
Last Chance to Register for the
Fourth Annual Northwest USA Spotlight in Olympia

You're invited to attend the 4th Annual Northwest USA Spotlight on September 10-13, 2019. If you would like more tour business without spending a huge chunk of your budget, then this is the show for you! Spend 2½ packed days immersed with 25 or more qualified tour planners from all over the U.S. and Canada! This is a show for tour operators put on by tour operators and has been extremely successful from the start. More information and the registration form may be found HERE. See you in Olympia!
Mark Your Calendar! 

September 10    OTIS Training/Webinar Time TBD
September 16    Travel Oregon 101, Seaside, 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
October 1           OTIS Training/Webinar Time TBD
October 7-8        Travel Oregon 101, Garibaldi, Time TBD
October 14-15    Oregon Tourism Commission Briefing & Meeting, Cascade Locks
November 5       OTIS Training/Webinar, Time TBD
November 20     Travel Oregon 101, Statewide webinar, 2:00 - 3:30 pm 
December 3       OTIS Training/Webinar, Time TBD
December 9-10  Oregon Tourism Commission Briefing & Meeting, Oregon Coast 

Please contact Chris Chester at chrisLchester@hotmail.com if you want to add a calendar item for the September 2019 newsletter.

Oregon Tour & Travel Alliance (O.T.T.A.) - 503.626.8197