Regional Cooperative Tourism Program 2017–2019 Biennium in Review
RCTP 2017–2019 Biennium in Review
The following is a synopsis that highlights catalytic and impactful programming and investments associated with the 2017-2019 biennium of the Regional Cooperative Tourism Program.
What is RCTP?
Travel Oregon’s Regional Cooperative Tourism Program (RCTP) dedicates 20% of the State’s Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) into regional tourism programming and activities across the state. There are seven Regional Destination Management Organizations (RDMOs) that leverage state dollars generated by the TLT along with private and public resources to work with Travel Oregon to bolster the state’s tourism economy. The RDMOs submit regional plans that include proposals for the use of state dollars for the Regional Cooperative Tourism Program (RCTP) which are approved by Travel Oregon based on specific metrics and accountability standards that govern the program.
Regional Strategic Tourism Management Plans for each of the RDMOs were developed in alignment with Travel Oregon’s strategic planning process, RCTP Guidelines and extensive input from regional stakeholders.
A high-desert playground for everything under the sun—skiing, hiking, climbing, cycling, fishing, rafting, golf—and in the shade too. Read Central Oregon's 17–19 plans here.
Vast landscapes where history and adventure collide—along canyons, twisting rivers, alpine wilderness and lonesome ghost towns. Read Eastern Oregon's 17–19 plans here.
Mt. Hood & the
Columbia River Gorge
An outdoor wonderland home to a tremendous river gorge, scenic vistas, gushing waterfalls and the state's highest peak. Read Mt. Hood & the Gorge's 17–19 plans here.View Investments
363 miles of stunning public coastline—the stuff dreams are made of—dotted with lighthouses, fishing villages and dramatic scenery. Read the Oregon Coast's 17–19 plans here.View Investments
A bustling urban core famous for its maker culture and ringed by diverse communities, forests, farms, rivers and rolling hills. Read the Portland Region's 17–19 plans here.View Investments
An ethos of arts and culture thriving in a land known for its wild rivers, deep caves and the awe-inspiring Crater Lake. Read Southern Oregon's 17–19 plans here.View Investments
Woodsy cityscapes cradled by vineyards, forests and farms, inspiring crafters, adventurers and everyone in between. Read the Willamette Valley's 17–19 plans here.View Investments
To learn more about the regions, what's happening now, what's planned for the 19–21 biennium and more—explore the Travel Oregon industry site at the link below.Learn More
Want to get in touch? Contact the Regional Cooperative Tourism Program or one the RDMOs via email.
Harry Dalgaard Director, Regional Cooperative Tourism Program email@example.com
Kate Sappell Project Manager, Regional Cooperative Tourism Program firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristine McConnell email@example.com
Joey Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Theisen email@example.com
Alana Carollo firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt. Hood & The Columbia River Gorge
Elizabeth Keenan email@example.com
Arica Sears firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcus Hinz email@example.com
Amanda Lowthian firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Conway email@example.com
Bob Hackett firstname.lastname@example.org
Brad Niva email@example.com
Becca Barnhart firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawnielle Tehama email@example.com
Tori Middelstadt firstname.lastname@example.org