Central Oregon, located east of the Cascade Mountains, is a popular drive-to destination comprising twelve cities. It attracts millions of visitors annually with its natural beauty and diverse landscape. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the travel industry, causing notable changes in hotels, businesses, and attractions across Central Oregon.
In 2018, Los Angeles welcomed a record 50 million visitors, with hotel occupancies and average rates reaching peak levels. Nevertheless, hotels have begun to feel the effects of new supply. This article provides an outlook for 2019.