Lodging News

Oregon's Only Lodging Industry Magazine

Lodging News is published bimonthly and distributed to 3,000 industry professionals on a complimentary basis. In addition to the latest industry news and legislative issues, Lodging News includes feature articles on timely topics, industry data and helpful resources. 

April / May 2015

Perfect Pairing

Perfect Pairing

Some things just work together naturally.Tthe perfect pairing of wonderful wineries and luxurious lodging options is drawing an increasing number of wine tourists to Oregon and southern Washington. The Northwest offers visitors a rare combination of comfort and pleasure in a variety of stunning settings.

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DMOs Driving Business Your Way 

DMOs Driving Business

When lodging properties look for ways to increase their visibility and gain market share, they have a powerful ally they can rely on for promotional help—their regional destination marketing association (RDMO). Each geographic region of Oregon has a state-designated RDMO that actively seeks to increase visitation and promote overnight stays.

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ADVOCACY: Labor Issues May Slow Job Growth

Labor Issues Slow Growth

Although we are not even to the halfway point of the 2015 Legislative Session, most business groups are hoping that the session will end soon. There hasn’t been much talk about improving or growing the economy, but there has been a lot of discussion about adding regulations and requirements to employers throughout the state.

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Cultivating Our Future Workforce

Cultivating Our Workforce

An impressive 105 students, interested in pursuing careers within the foodservice and hospitality industry and representing 20 Oregon schools, gathered February 28 for the 2015 Oregon ProStart High School Championship, an event of the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Education Foundation (ORLAEF).

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ADVOCACY: Losing Unredeemed Gift Cards

Unredeemed Gift CardsOccasionally it feels like Groundhog Day at the Oregon Capitol. House Bill (HB) 2543 is a legislative proposal that, if passed, would allow unredeemed gift cards to become property of the state. This issue has been brought up almost every session since 1997.

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Protect Oregon’s Hospitality Industry

Protect Oregon HospitalityDid you know that Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) represents over 3,000 members, and advocates for 9,000 foodservice locations and 2,200 lodging establishments in Oregon? ORLA is able to provide effective advocacy at the federal, state and local level thanks to active members who help strengthen the presence of our industry in Salem and throughout the state.

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