Travel Portland reports $4.6B in tourism dollars in 2014


The Rose City has experienced four-straight years of growth in the tourism industry.

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BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Portland has experienced a growing tourism industry for four-straight years, spurring a record-breaking 2014.

The Portland Business Journal reports on Travel Portland’s findings that the city hosted 8.4 million tourists in 2014. The group said visitors accounted for $4.6 billion in spending — an 8 percent bump from 2012.

The cheery numbers are the result of four year of “high-octane” growth fueled by Portland’s growing popularity with leisure and business travelers, said Greg Newland, executive president for Travel Portland. Newland hosted the annual State of the Industry breakfast for president Jeff Miller, who was ill.

The hospitality industry has certainly paid notice as Portland occupancy rates and average room rates posted double-digit gains, ending 2014 at 76.7 percent and $132.13, respectively.

 




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