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Kristine McConnell
VP Industry Relations, Central Oregon Visitors Association dba Visit Central Oregon
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About me

I'm a proud Central Oregonian and love where I live, work, and play. 2020 marks my 15th year with the Central Oregon Visitors Association, dba Visit Central Oregon, enticing visitors to come and experience the heart of Oregon. Prior to working with COVA, I came from Hospitality Sales at Sunriver Resort.

Visit Central Oregon, headquartered in Sunriver, Oregon, has been the Destination Marketing Organization for Central Oregon since 1971. Our mission is to drive overnight visitation for an enduring economy. Weโ€™re committed to supporting our thriving tourism industry by promoting the region in innovative ways. Serving as the Regional Destination Marketing Organization (RDMO) we have the unique opportunity to share six distinct regions with potential visitors. We pride ourselves on maintaining a culture based around collaboration, creativity, and constant growth and personal development for our team. For more information, please see

What is your favorite travel destination?

Anywhere in Japan

Where do you dream of traveling to?

Banksy's The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, Palestine

What was your first travel job?

Hospitality Sales and Event Planning as Executive Destination Manager at Sunriver Resort

What do you want to learn more about?

Stay informed and relevant in the Travel and Tourism Industry

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Mind-broadening. Cross-cultural. Vacation.