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Travel Oregon Turns to the Onion: Destinations Pulse for April 14, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | April 14, 2016

Travel Oregon Turns to the Onion: Destinations Pulse for April 14, 2016

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Funny or Die Parodies Tennesse’s Anti-Gay Legistlation Before It Passes
In what could be seen as an effort to sway the opinions of Tennessee lawmakers, particularly the governor, Funny or Die has released a new tourism parody video that puts the state in the spotlight before anti-gay legislation is even signed into law.

Idaho Tourism Launches New Website
Idaho Tourism has launched a new version of its website. The site now showcases 700 adventures and more than 125 stories that feature Idaho experiences, tips for travelers and beautiful photography.

Travel Oregon Turns to the Onion
Travel Oregon certainly has a sense of humor — but in all seriousness, it has turned to promoting itself on one of the most satirical websites around. The state’s new attempt at attracting visitors is a campaign with the Onion.

Women Save Companies Millions
Women save companies millions by booking travel way in advance — in comparison to their male counterparts, who tend to wait longer. While this may be an advantage, women are also more stressed when traveling on business.


West Virginia is looking to turn its economy around through arts and tourism. State tourism commissioner Amy Shuler says that for every dollar spent on travel and tourism, the state gets seven dollars back. 

Callers from around the world can Dial-a-Swede — so of course the tourism campaign has been trolled by people asking inappropriate questions — mostly from Americans, many of whom were asking about the current refugee situation. 

The World Foot Travel Association has announced the winners of its 2016 Food Trekking Awards. For excellence in food and beverage tourism, Louisville, Kentucky is among winners, offering the Best Destination Experience. 

A zipline is the new way to fly through Dubai. XDubai fits right in with the city-state’s already popular extreme tourism exploits such as sky diving. The zipline swings through downtown Dubai and is perfect for transiting air fliers. 


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