tourism

Ashland sees increase in tourism

ASHLAND Ore. – Ashland businesses and residents have been concerned with a drop in tourism this summer. However, in August, which traditionally is a slower month due to wildfires, has seen tourism pick up recently. “I see parking lots on the way …

New website to boost business in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore.— Restaurant owners and chefs in Ashland are trying to find a way to bring more business to Ashland during the pandemic. They created the website: Ashland on a Plate. It allows businesses to create small, COVID-19 friendly events, sell tickets …

A Summer Day’s Dream

ASHLAND, Ore. —  As tourism suffers during the pandemic, a celebration to drum up more support for local businesses was in full bloom today (Sunday.) It’s a strange sight on a summer Sunday in Ashland with several empty chairs and empty tables …

Monitoring wildfire smoke helping tourism

MEDFORD, Ore. – People have more options to now check smoke levels before they plan outdoor activities in the Rogue Valley. Travel Southern Oregon has placed new smoke monitoring devices around the region and is uploading the data to its website. This …

Optimism through troubles in tourism

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — While the governor announced some rural areas in Oregon may be able to open back up again in mid-May, businesses are holding their collective breath, hoping to sustain operations. The recently cancelled Boatnik Festival is one of many …