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
The Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) is pleased to announce seven grant awards totaling $72,000 to organizations implementing high-value destination development projects that align with OCVA’s strategic goals. The awards were made through OCVA’s Strategic Investment Fund (SI-Fund), which is a new grant program established after the passing of Oregon House Bill 4146 in 2016. “These grants will greatly accelerate destination development work along the…Continue Reading
When it comes to marketing to international tourists, there are many tricks to the trade. Many small businesses are overwhelmed at the project of learning the ins and outs, despite knowing there could be big economic rewards. Earlier this year, the Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) and Travel Oregon partnered up to deliver a first-of-its-kind global sales training on the South Coast to help ensure…Continue Reading
Take a stroll along one of the Coast’s long, sandy beaches and you’ll likely come across people walking and running, kids playing soccer, families flying kites, dogs fetching sticks, and surfers gearing up for the waves. A few years ago, you might have seen a few fat bikes (so named because of their 4-inch-wide tires) among other beach users. Today, you might see dozens. The…Continue Reading
Hotels have come a long way since the days of advertising in the Yellow Pages. Today, businesses can choose to spend their advertising dollars in a myriad of ways, ranging from traditional print, radio and television ads to online advertising. In today’s digital age, it’s getting easier and easier to target customers by location, interests and spending habits. But you can’t do so without important…Continue Reading