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
It’s no secret that Oregon’s public lands and open spaces are one of its biggest assets. Of the 26.4 million overnight visitors to Oregon last year, 33 percent participated in an outdoor recreation activity during their stay. This equates to nearly 9 million people, 67 percent higher than the national average. While some towns such as Bend, Portland and Newport already benefit greatly from the…Continue Reading
Getting to the Oregon Coast is an experience in and of itself. Most routes to the Coast include a scenic drive along a rushing river, over the Coast Range, by historic landmarks, and through quaint towns. Yet some are more celebrated than others. Community leaders in Waldport hope that visitors will consider Marys Peak to Pacific, a meandering 72-mile route along the Alsea River between Corvallis…Continue Reading
Discussions are underway in Tillamook County about creating a curated experience that would help visitors and locals learn about Tillamook Bay’s rich cultural heritage. This experience, dubbed the Tillamook Bay Heritage Route, is already bringing community members together and raising awareness about the community’s passion for preserving and protecting the area’s valuable cultural resources. “We’ve learned through the Oregon Visitor Report: 2017, Longwoods International Longwoods…Continue Reading
The Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) is unveiling a newly revamped “Winter on the Oregon Coast” co-op marketing campaign that promises to bring even more exposure for participating businesses. After working with KGW in 2017 and 2018, OCVA is partnering with KATU this winter season. Advertisements will run during popular shows in Portland, Seattle and Northern California, targeting travelers 25-54 with above-average incomes. The combination…Continue Reading