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The Tualatin Valley at Work

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The Tualatin Valley at Work

Read the latest articles from our industry newsletter, from news you can use to information about how we can work together as industry partners. If you’d like to subscribe to our industry newsletter, please send us an email with your name, title, place of business and email address.

February/March 2018

 

WCVA Named Top Destination Marketing Organization by Travel Journalist Association

The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) awarded two top awards to the WCVA in its 26th Annual North American Travel Journalists Association Awards Competition, which recognizes the best in travel journalism and destination marketing. The WCVA was awarded the grand prize for destination marketing organization in recognition of our creative marketing efforts. Our destination video, “Introducing the Tualatin Valley,” which was shot and directed by award-winning filmmaker and photographer Jim Shea, earned the top prize in its category.

Send Us Your Brochures and Rack Cards

Our visitor information center, located in the lobby in the Beaverton Building at The Round,carries a wealth of tourism information about the area. Please send us your brochures, rack cards and any additional information that will be useful to visitors. If you have 8×11 or 11×17 posters of upcoming events, please send those our way, too. For more information, please contact us by email.

Link to Us!

Please consider adding a link to our new website. If you already link to our website, please update it with our new URL, tualatinvalley.org. The website is the preeminent resource for tourism information and garners 500,000+ unique visitors annually. We include links to lodging properties, wineries, breweries, attractions, chambers of commerce, and other tourism partners. Questions? Please contact us via email.

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Research

The Economic Impact of the Arts

Tualatin Valley Creates (formerly the Westside Cultural Alliance) recently participated in a national study commissioned by the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5. The study found that more than 360,000 people attended arts and culture events in Washington County in 2015, spending an average of $20 per person, per event outside the cost of admission. Almost 1/3 of those attendees lived outside of Washington County.

Marketing & Sales

Portland Region Cooperative Tourism Plan

During the summer, Oregon's seven regions, as recognized by Travel Oregon, submitted cooperative regional plan proposals for the use of the transient lodging taxes collected by the state. Each plan aligns with Travel Oregon's Strategic Plan. As part of the Portland Region, the WCVA and our regional partners collaborated to devise a plan that will enhance our region's awareness and diverse tourism offering.