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Newport Chamber of Commerce promotes region in Germany

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 13th, 2013

Newport Chamber of Commerce Director Lorna Davis with Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber at the International Tourism Berlin travel trade show last week. Germany is Oregon’s second largest tourism market. (Courtesy photo)

NEWPORT—Chamber of Commerce Director Lorna Davis accompanied a high profile delegation to the International Tourism Berlin trade show last week that included Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and First Lady Cylvia Hayes.

“Germany is our second largest European market for tourism outside of the United Kingdom, and it’s increasing,” Davis said. “German visitors tend to stay longer and spend more.”

Davis said German citizens have about 39 paid holiday days a year, enabling them to take long vacations.

“On long haul destinations such as Oregon, they are travelling throughout the state to see the scenic byways, the wineries, and the coast is a huge draw,” Davis said.

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