Bend Tourism Research
Visit Bend conducts Central Oregon visitor and tourism research on a regular basis. Below are the final data and reports distributed by Visit Bend.
Bend Tourism Research
Visit Bend partners with RRC Research of Colorado to conduct in-depth research on the Bend tourism industry. Visitors to Bend, Oregon, are interviewed at several locations around the region, including but not limited to, Lava Lands Visitor Center, summer concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, Tumalo Falls, downtown Bend, the Old Mill District, and the Bend Visitor Center.
RRC Summer Tourism Research & Data
Bend Citywide Occupancy, ADR, REVPAR & TRT collections with Smith Travel Research (STR) data
2015 City of Bend trt comparison report
RRC Associates of Boulder compared Bend's year-over-year growth in fiscal year 2015 TRT collections to other destinations. Bend's extraordinary YOY growth in FY2015 TRT collections was driven by an increase in citywide lodging occupancy, an increase in citywide ADR, and an increase in the available vacation rental properties within the city.
2012 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships Economic Impact Study
RRC Associates of Boulder, Colorado, compiled research data during and immediately following the 2012 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships, held September 5‐9, 2012, in Bend and the surrounding area. The primary intent of the research was to estimate the economic impact of the USA Cycling Masters Road National Championship events in the Central Oregon region.
Recession Rebound Comparative Analysis
RRC Research of Colorado compiled survey data on room revenue comparing how Bend has recovered from the peak of the recession (2008 & 2009), compared to the 24 months following the recession (2010 & 2011).
Bend Summer Concert Series
Visit Bend partners with RRC Research of Colorado, to conduct surveys of visitors attending paid concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend between May 29 and September 18, 2010.
OSU-Cascades Economic Impact Study for USA Cycling National Championships
Professor Kreg Lindberg from OSU-Cascades conducts economic impact studies on the USA Cycling National Championships hosted in Bend, Oregon.
Oregon Travel Impacts 1991-2010 Report by Dean Runyan Associates
2009 City of Bend TRT (Transient Room Tax) Comparison Report by RRC Associates derived from Smith Travel Research (STR) and TRT reports from various destinations
Headwaters Economic Development Study – Business Location and Retention Factors
In 2010, Headwaters Economics, in partnership with Economic Development for Central Oregon, analyzed several elements of Deschutes County’s strengths and weaknesses of retaining and recruiting businesses. This report provides an Executive Summary of the findings.
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