Tourism Industry Data, Training, Tools, and Resources

Below are several tools and data resources that provide more information on the economic impact of tourism in Baker County, important industry trends, training opportunities, and other businesses resources.

Key Travel Data, Economic Impact and Trends

Upcoming Conferences, Tradeshows and Training Opportunities

COVID 19 Industry Tool Kit

Tourism generates more than $50 million annually in visitor spending in Baker County. For more information on how those visitor dollars impact the local economy see the 2019 Dean Runyan Economic Impact Report

More information on the types of visitors coming to Eastern Oregon and Baker County including average length of stay, spending and point of origin, can be found in this 2017 Longwoods International report 

Year over year information about visitors to Oregon and how the COVID 19 pandemic has impacted travel to date and potential trends moving forward can be found on the Oregon Travel Barometer.

Detailed economic impact of outdoor recreation including visitor spending and Jobs supported in Baker County, can be found in the 2021  Oregon Outdoor Recreation Economic Impact Study

The Western Governors’ Association Outdoor Recreation Roundtable has produced a Rural Economic Toolkit for communities like Baker County to develop and capitalize on this increasingly important travel market.

Baker County's ongoing tourism marketing and development efforts are based on the guidance and priorities identified in the 2018 Baker County Tourism Strategic Plan.

This is the latest online training as part of the
Small Business Marketing Series, Travel Oregon’s Virtual Training, Engagement and Assistance program.  This program will continue this winter/spring with a variety of sessions topics that should be valuable for our local small businesses partners.

March 5-6 Oregon Festivals and Events Association annual conference (virtual) Turn the Tide in 2021!Local scholarships available for Baker County event organizers.  Contact Travel Baker County for details

Past webinars and online Trainings

The latest information on Industry specific state mandates, available state and federal resources, and helpful tools and tips for travel marketing and messaging during the pandemic can be found in the Travel Oregon COVID 19 Toolkit.