This Week in Travel – Episode 276

Brad Niva is the executive director of Travel Southern Oregon, the contracted tourism management organization representing Douglas, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath and Lake counties. Under Niva’s management, this 34-year-old tourism office is in the process of reshaping its future to highlight the best of Southern Oregon. This includes strategic partnerships with the Umpqua Valley and Rogue Valley wine regions and making the wine industry a key tourism asset for visitors coming to the area. Brad has owned and managed three tourism businesses in the Rogue Valley and has a passion to use tourism as an economic development tool to promote our region and support our Oregon communities.

Destination pics of the week

Gary – Lava Beds National Monument, Tule Lake National Monument

Jen – Rivers Edge Restaurant 

Brad – Galice Resort 

Tips of the Week

Gary – New locations. UK, Germany, Southern states in the United States and Australia 

Jen – Guy Kawasaki Remarkable People Podcast

Brad – Thank you to SATW travel writers for their inspiration