Willamette Valley ~ Wine Region of the Year

Wine Enthusiast Magazine just announced Oregon’s Willamette Valley as its 2016 Wine Region of the Year. Wine Enthusiast’s annual awards are regarded as some of the most prestigious in the wine industry. Each year, the editors of the magazine honor individuals, companies and regions that have made outstanding achievements and contributions in the wine and spirits world. 

Salem at Dusk ~ Photo by Ron Cooper

On Monday, November 28, the Salem City Council unanimously approved Ordinance Bill No. 18-16, which amends SRC 37.165 to mandate a 25% allocation of annual net receipts of Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT) to the City’s destination marketing contractor, Travel Salem. 

Todd Davidson

In November, United States Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, appointed Travel Oregon CEO, Todd Davidson to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure (NACTTI).

15-16 Annual Report

Travel Salem's 2015-16 Annual Report is available for review at TravelSalem.com.

Matt Bonniksen
Matt Bonniksen, Sports and Events Sales Manager

Travel Salem is pleased to announce Matt Bonniksen as the organization’s new sports and events sales manager. In this role, Matt will be responsible for bringing new sporting events to the Salem area as well as helping current events grow and expand. 

Advertising Opportunity in 2017 Visitor Guide

Position your business, destination or event as a not-to-be-missed experience by placing your marketing message in the Travel Salem Visitor Guide. Designed to inspire and assist travel planning, the visitor guide went through an extensive redesign last year.


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