On this Industry Resources page we’ve assembled the most current and relevant resources in running a tourism business on the Oregon Coast. These information resources and tool will help you understand who travels to the Oregon Coast, why they travel and what their spending behaviors are once they get here.
Other resources include our industry calendar where you can find professional development opportunities as well as when and where important and fun industry planning meetings are! Please join us at them and share your thought and creativity in helping us build a vibrant tourism industry that improved the livability of our coastal communities while offering unique world class experiences that keep our visitors coming back.
Recently Added Industry Stories
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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,…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading