Alaska Airlines Foundation support 41 nonprofits with $430,000 LIFT grants

2020 marks the largest grant cycle in the nonprofit’s 20-year history SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The nonprofit Alaska Airlines Foundation has awarded $430,000 in LIFT grants to 41 nonprofits in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. With this latest round of grants, the Foundation has donated $750,000 this year to organizations in communities served by Alaska Airlines. Called by the… Read the full press release

Over 35 Ascend Hotels ranked among the top five hotels in their respective markets on Tripadvisor

Eight Properties from Choice Hotels’ Industry-Leading Soft Brand Collection Claimed Top Spot in Their Markets ROCKVILLE, Md., 2020-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 35 properties in the Ascend Hotel Collection, a global portfolio of resort, boutique and historic hotels franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc., have ranked among the top five hotels in their respective markets… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Foundation awards $315,000 LIFT grants in response to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $315,000 to 23 nonprofits in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. These LIFT grants, the first round of 2020, are in response to urgent needs of food insecurity, shelter, remote educational support and other needs of families caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 has had a profound… Read the full press release

Oregon celebrates its 161st birthday with a new responsible outdoor recreation public campaign

Salem, Ore., 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — A new public education campaign to nurture a statewide ethos of responsible outdoor recreation is launching today (February 26, 2020) in celebration of Oregon’s 161st birthday, helping ensure the protection and preservation of Oregon’s bountiful natural spaces for present and future generations. The campaign is a result of… Read the full press release

British Airways launches year round direct flight from the UK to Portland, Oregon

LONDON, UK, 2019-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways will soon become the first airline to offer a year round direct flight from the UK to Portland, Oregon. From June 1, 2020, the airline will launch a five-per-week service to the city from Heathrow Terminal 5. The new route will take the number of US destinations… Read the full press release

New four-story, 122-room WoodSpring Suites Portland North Gresham opens its doors

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — WoodSpring Suites continues its coast-to-coast expansion with the grand opening of the WoodSpring Suites Portland North Gresham. Located at 3013 Northeast 181st Avenue in Portland’s Gresham neighborhood, the new four-story, 122-room hotel is the brand’s milestone 250th property and first hotel in Oregon. The WoodSpring Suites brand, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), is… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines inaugurates services at Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett to eight West Coast destinations

Jet service offers 18 daily nonstop departures from Everett to eight West Coast destinations SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines celebrated a historic, long-awaited moment for Western Washington today (March 4, 2019) with the first commercial flights at Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett. Paine Field is now home to Alaska’s newest destination, and the nation’s newest… Read the full press release

Hyatt expects 40 new hotels to open in California, Oregon and Washington by the end of 2021

Hyatt to expand its brand portfolio in California, Oregon and Washington by nearly 45 percent CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today(January 28, 2019) announced that Hyatt expects 40 new hotels to open in California, Oregon and Washington by the end of 2021, fueling Hyatt’s regional brand growth by… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association inducts Travel Oregon’s Todd Davidson and Atlanta CVB’s Spurgeon Richardson into its Hall of Leaders

WASHINGTON, 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Todd Davidson, president and CEO of Travel Oregon, and Spurgeon Richardson, the former longtime president of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, were inducted into the U.S. Travel Association’s Hall of Leaders Tuesday night. Induction into the Hall of Leaders is the highest honor bestowed by U.S. Travel and one of… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the opening of a 76-room, three-story Sleep Inn hotel in Chiloquin, Oregon

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) continues the growth of its proven midscale Sleep Inn brand with the opening of a 76-room, three-story hotel in Chiloquin, Ore. The Sleep Inn brand has nearly 550 properties open or in the pipeline globally, with hotels that have opened this year in Houston, Denver, and Sarasota, Fla. The brand is also… Read the full press release

Travel Oregon funds 12 projects through its Competitive Medium Grants Program

Salem, Ore., 2018-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel Oregon has awarded more than $850,000 in grant funding to 12 projects through its Competitive Medium Grants Program. The Competitive Grants Program awards eligible applicants funding for projects that contribute to Oregon’s tourism economy in communities throughout the state that support Travel Oregon’s vision of “a… Read the full press release

Get to know more about Oregon with new “Travel Oregon: The Game”

PORTLAND, Ore., 2017-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Could you survive a journey along the Oregon Trail? The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, is inviting all adventurers to try with the launch of “Travel Oregon: The Game,” created as an homage to the classic game many remember from childhood. The Oregon Trail is one of… Read the full press release

Oregon prepares in advance for next year’s total solar eclipse which will make its way across the state

Salem, OR, 2016-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), is helping residents and visitors prepare in advance for next year’s total solar eclipse – the first in the contiguous United States since 1979 – which will make its way… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to start twice-weekly seasonal nonstop flights between Portland, Oregon and Sun Valley, Idaho later this year

Twice-weekly seasonal flights from Portland to begin Dec. 17, 2016, with additional flying from Seattle during peak seasons SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Portland, Oregon ski and sun enthusiasts will soon have a direct connection to some of the West’s best slopes, when Alaska Airlines launches twice-weekly, seasonal nonstop flights to Sun Valley,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to start daily nonstop flights between Portland, Oregon, and Orlando, Florida beginning March 2017

SEATTLE, 2016-Jun-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announced new, daily nonstop flights between Portland, Oregon, and Orlando, Florida, to begin in March 2017. The new flight will be the first and only nonstop flight between Portland and Orlando. With the new flying, Alaska will offer 21 weekly nonstop flights from Seattle, Portland… Read the full press release

San José International Airport: Alaska Airlines announces daily nonstop service between the Bay Area and Eugene, Oregon starting November 5, 2015

SJC’s 2nd Largest Carrier Continues its Expansion in Response to Silicon Valley Travelers’ Needs; 3rd New Nonstop Market for SJC in 2015  San José, Calif., 2015-6-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has announced nonstop service between Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) and Eugene, Oregon, to begin Nov. 5, 2015. This daily flight is… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines’ launches seasonal daily service between Portland, Oregon, and Kalispell, Montana

Portland residents will enjoy access to Glacier National Park, Flathead Valley and more SEATTLE, 2014-6-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ launches seasonal daily service today between Portland, Oregon, and Kalispell, Montana. The flights will operate seasonally between Portland and Kalispell through Aug. 23, connecting Portland-area residents to the natural beauty of northwest Montana, and Flathead Valley… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches nonstop service between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Portland, Ore.

Introductory one-way fares starting at $149* offered for purchase through June 17 SEATTLE, 2013-06-11 — /travelprnews.com/ —— Alaska Airlines has inaugurated seasonal nonstop service between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Portland, Ore. To celebrate the new flight, Alaska Airlines is offering a one-way fare of $149* for tickets purchased by June 17 for travel from June 23… Read the full press release