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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

>> View the 2015/16 winter tourism Bend Survey Results and Data Here

>> View the 2016 four-year summer tourism Bend Survey Results and Data Here

>> View the 2015 Estimation of Bend Oregon Visitor Trips and Visitor Days

Bend Citywide Occupancy, ADR, REVPAR & TRT collections with Smith Travel Research (STR) data

>> View the Latest Occupancy Rates Here

>> View the Latest TRT Collections Here

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. 

 >> View the 2015 Data Here 

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.

>> View the 2012 Data Here 

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).

 >> View the 2010-11 Data Here 

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. 

>> View the 2010 Bend Survey Results and Data Here

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.

>>  2009 Cyclocross National Championships Report

>>  2009 Junior/Elite U23 Road Cycling National Championship Report

Oregon Travel Impacts 1991-2010 Report by Dean Runyan Associates

>> Download the full report for Deschutes County here

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

>> Download the full report here

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.

>> Download the full report here

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