tourism

Medford airport hits record breaking travel numbers

MEDFORD, Ore.– More record-breaking travel numbers for the Rogue Valley International Airport this summer. In the month of July, the airport saw over 109,000 travelers coming and going through the airport. That’s a new record for a single month. Airport officials say …

Smokeless skies bring last-minute tourists

ASHLAND, Ore – With the fear of smoke, tourism has become less predictable in summer in Southern Oregon. Ashland summers are typically filled with visitors from out of town but after smoke filled summers the last couple years, August tourism took a big …

Rest area to open this month in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – When you cross the Oregon border you will soon be greeted with a new rest area and welcome center in Ashland off I-5. Travel Oregon and ODOT put on the rest area’s ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, June 7. While it’s …

Smoke impacting local businesses

MEDFORD, Ore. — With all the wildfires this summer in Southern Oregon, many businesses across the Rogue Valley are taking a hit. It’s especially difficult for the industries that rely on summer tourism to turn a profit. “I saw the lighting and …

Baja Fresh restaurant opens in Medford

Medford, Ore. – A new Mexican restaurant hosted its grand opening Thursday at the Medford Center. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill is part of a re-branding project for the shopping center. The owner said she hopes it will help bring more tourism to the …

Boatnik draws thousands to Grants Pass

  Grants Pass, Ore., — While the main event is the boating, Boatnik also features carnival rides, a concert and more. The festival always draws in tourists from all over. But one local restaurant says business is slower than in years past. …