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  1. On your marks for Oregon21!

    Posted by OCVA / December 6, 2019

    Tourism officials in the city of Eugene have a message for their colleagues on the Coast: The runners are coming and you’d best be ready.  Those runners — and other track and field athletes from around the globe — are part of the highly anticipated World Athletic Championships, which will be held in Eugene, aka TrackTown, from August 6-15, 2021. The event is expected to…

  2. Arica Sears: At home on the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / December 6, 2019

    If you ask Arica Sears how she ended up at the Oregon Coast, the answer is likely to include some mention of the Peruvian Amazon, Ecuadorian sea turtles, the Spanish island of Majorca and the streets of Paris.  The avid world traveler never expected her path to lead her to serve as Destination Management Coordinator for the Oregon Coast Visitors Association, a job she has…

  3. New Features for 2020 Winter Video Marketing Co-op

    Posted by OCVA / December 6, 2019

    The Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) is excited to announce plans for its Winter 2020 Co-op video program. This year the organization is working with Uncage the Soul Video Production and KATU TV. The program will offer participants access to high quality videos showcasing the unique beauty of the Coast and exposure to nearly 2 million adult viewers for each 15-second, winter-themed video. KATU reaches…

  4. Depoe Bay launches rebranding effort

    Posted by OCVA / December 6, 2019

    The little town of Depoe Bay is about to get a big makeover in destination branding. Laura Furgurson, who became Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce Executive Director in April, is leading the effort, which is backed by a $20,000 grant from OCVA’s Strategic Investment Fund as well as a $20,000 matching grant from Travel Oregon. Furgurson says the chamber received grant funding at the end…

  5. Fall meetings not to miss

    Posted by OCVA / October 11, 2019

    It’s that time of year. The days have grown shorter, the temperatures are cooler and the crowds have gone home for the season. It’s time to slow down, take a breath and regroup. Just in time for this period of comparative calm, we’ve got a host of informative industry meetings to help Coast businesses prepare for next year. Here’s what not to miss this fall.…

  6. ORLA launches tourism academy and advocacy network

    Posted by OCVA / October 11, 2019

    Oregon’s nonprofit hospitality industry advocate Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association (ORLA) has announced the launch of its first Oregon Tourism Leadership Academy (OTLA) to take place in 2020. The annual program, which is only the second of its kind in the nation, aims to improve the leadership skills of public and private sector tourism professionals and support the ongoing success of Oregon’s tourism economy.  “We…

  7. Maritime exhibit spotlights Oregon’s sustainable fisheries

    Posted by OCVA / October 11, 2019

    Local Oceans owner Laura Anderson has always wanted people to know where their food comes from.  “When we started the restaurant, we wanted to showcase the best of the Coast by sourcing as locally as possible and preparing dishes that highlight our local species.” That’s why before you order at her restaurant and fish market, fittingly located across from the docks at Newport, you can…

  8. New marketing coordinator has a passion to promote the Coast

    Posted by OCVA / October 11, 2019

    The thing about the Oregon Coast, says Zak Shelhamer, is the more you get to know it, the more there is to know. “When you first drive by you feel like you’re experiencing something new but you also feel like you know it. As you do that same drive, new, hidden gems are revealed to you every day. I’m always taken aback by them,” Shelhamer…

  9. South Coast gears up for Live Culture Coast Oct. 18-27

    Posted by OCVA / August 7, 2019

    The South Coast’s quiet shoulder season is about to get livelier with the debut of Live Culture Coast October 18 through October 27.  This ten-day, choose-your-own-adventure will include 50 designated experiences along a 135-mile stretch between Reedsport and Brookings. Each stop will highlight an experience that allows visitors to engage in the food, drink, art, culture or outdoor recreation of the South Coast region. Events…