More ‘Sell Your Way To The USA’ Winners

The second group of “Sell Your Way to the USA” incentive winners have returned from exploring Oregon’s Mt. Hood, Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast regions and Portland.

Enjoying Air Canada’s service to their destination, the group was escorted by guide Daniel Johnson of First Nature Tours with first stop Mt. Hood.

They visited historic Timberline Lodge joined Mt. Hood Outfitters for a guided snowshoe tour followed-by a wine tasting at Bryn Mawr Vineyard. The group enjoyed a guided tour of Oregon’s tallest lighthouse, Yaquina Head Lighthouse and tried their hand at glassblowing at the Native American owned and operated Oregon Coast Glassworks in Newport.

In Portland, the group experienced the Portland Japanese Garden, a Portland by Mouth food tour in the bustling Buckman neighbourhood and explored Portland’s best known arts district, “The Pearl.”

Winners were spoilt with the diverse cuisine offerings,  including Corner 14 Foodcarts Spirits & Brew and Clearwater Restaurant boasting stunning views of Yaquina Bay.

The group stayed at Mt. Hood Oregon Resort a premier golf, ski and meeting resort. The Independence Hotel in the Willamette Valley and the Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites in Newport.

Travel Oregon’s Global Sales Manager, Lorna Davis said, “Travel Oregon, along with our regional partners, is thrilled to have hosted the winners from the Sell Your Way to the USA incentive with Air Canada and Brand USA.

Oregon is a popular destination for Canadian visitors. Air Canada offers daily service between Vancouver and Portland which makes it an easy option for those wanting a quick getaway or an extended holiday. It was wonderful to be able to share a little of what an Oregon experience feels like with the top sales professionals from this incentive. The opportunity lends itself to a genuine enthusiasm for all-things-Oregon when promoting the destination to clients”.

Two more trips including Seattle and Utah are on the horizon for nine more lucky “Sell Your Way to the USA” winners over the next few months.

The Oregon winners are:

  • Maria Karagioules – Voyage International I.T.A. LTEE, St Laurent, Quebec
  • Johanne Berthiaume – Passion Voyage, Montreal, Quebec
  • Shannon Aishford – Travel Nation Canada, Mississauga, Ontario

In the photo

Welcome to Portland: from l to r, Johanne Berthiaume, Maria Karagioules, Shannon Aishford enjoying some fun in Portland.