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 tools 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 industry events listings where you can find professional development opportunities as well as information regarding industry planning meetings. Please join us and share your thoughts in helping us build a vibrant tourism industry that improves the livability of our coastal communities while offering unique world class experiences that keep our visitors coming back.
Recently Added Industry Stories
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…Continue Reading
On July 1, the Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) opened applications for its annual Strategic Investment Fund. The grant funding, which comes from state-allocated Regional Cooperative Tourism Program funds, is in its third year. This year a total of $163,810 is available for projects along the Oregon Coast with a priority for projects requesting around $10,000. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until…Continue Reading
Is the Coast prepared for new trends in global travel? The answer, quite simply, is yes. International visitors have distinct travel habits, and the Coast is uniquely poised to give them what they’re looking for. These are two clear takeaways OCVA’s Katera Woodbridge brought back from her globetrotting to international tradeshows this season. As head of OCVA’s Global Sales and Marketing department, Woodbridge attended travel…Continue Reading
As the busy summer season winds down, organizers are gearing up for the annual People’s Coast Summit — an invigorating gathering of coastal stakeholders that will be held in Garibaldi October 7 and 8. Now in its fourth year, the People’s Coast Summit, hosted by the Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA), will include a series of workshops and speakers intended to support small business owners and…Continue Reading