Industry Stories

  1. Port Orford Air Station Opens the Sea to Visitors

    Posted by OCVA / August 14, 2017

      Some coastal communities face challenges when balancing the needs of the fishing, forestry and other well-established industries with the needs of the growing tourism sector. Yet communities like Port Orford are proving that these competing needs don’t have to be pitted against one another — they can actually help one another succeed. In 2015, following the Travel Oregon Rural Tourism Studio on the Wild…

  2. How Lincoln City Keeps Tourism Momentum Going Year-Round

    Posted by OCVA / August 14, 2017

      When you own a business in a place that sees the majority of its visitor traffic during two months of the year – July and August – you have to get creative if you want to survive the winter. More and more, visitors are looking for authentic experiences and annual traditions that help them get to know a place better. In Lincoln City, the destination management…

  3. Tourism Studio Set to Launch on the North Coast

    Posted by OCVA / August 14, 2017

      Travel Oregon will soon initiate a Tourism Studio focused on destination management for the North Coast. Initially, it will work in partnership with a diverse steering committee comprised of stakeholders from the North Coast to help shape the design of the program. In 2018, a workshop series will offer stakeholders in the region the opportunity to address tourism visioning, management planning, product (or ‘experience’) development,…

  4. New Trail Will Highlight Coastal Public Art

    Posted by OCVA / August 14, 2017

      The coast is an ideal place for artists to retreat, reflect and create. So, it’s no surprise that coastal communities are home to theaters, galleries, glassblowing shops, blacksmiths, woodworkers, photographers and more. They are also home to a wide range of public art. In an effort to make that public art more visible to visitors, the Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) is leading an…

  5. 5 Things We’ve Learned about Coast Tourism Trends

    Posted by OCVA / June 12, 2017

      We all know that tourism is a growing sector of the Oregon economy. But when you look at the numbers, it’s quite staggering to see how much it’s grown over the last decade. Along the Oregon Coast between 2000 and 2015, local lodging taxes collected annually grew 50 percent from $18 million to $27 million. In that same time period, visitor spending along the…

  6. Agritourism grows in Tillamook

    Posted by OCVA / June 12, 2017

    Have you ever spent an hour waiting to get into Local Ocean Seafoods in Newport? Have you left the Manzanita Farmers Market with more goodies than you could possible eat? Have you happily convinced your family to visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory for the upteenth time? Then you’re part of the growing swell of people who can’t seem to get enough of the Oregon Coast’s…

  7. Central Coast prepares for path of totality

    Posted by OCVA / June 12, 2017

      On August 21, 2017, beginning about 10:15 a.m., the world will go dark — if you happen to be standing between Waldport and Lincoln City. A total solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, will cast a 70-mile-wide shadow over the central region of the state. Observers within that shadow, known as the path of totality, will experience…

  8. New trails flow through South Coast

    Posted by OCVA / June 12, 2017

      If all goes accordingly, Coos Bay might soon join the rankings of Oregon’s top mountain bike flow trails, joining Sandy Ridge on Mt. Hood, Tyler’s Traverse in Bend and Alsea near Eugene. With support from numerous organizations, including Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, Oregon Coast Visitors Association and the International Mountain Bicycling Association, Coos County is constructing 30 miles of new mountain biking trails designed…

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