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Who We Are
The Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) is a seven-county destination management organization. Recognized by the Oregon Tourism Commission as the Regional Destination Management Organization for Oregon’s 363-mile coastline. We work in cooperation with local chambers of commerce, visitor and convention bureaus, promotions committees, regional organizations, state and federal resource management agencies, attractions, accommodations, and destination marketing organizations from Astoria to Brookings to promote vacation travel, recreation, attractions and overnight stays on Oregon’s Coast.
What We Do
We jointly market, advertise and promote Oregon’s coastal communities, attractions, lodging properties, retail stores, shopping malls, community festivals, annual events, restaurants and 363 miles of public beaches, State and Federal parks and waysides. And, OCVA provides you a great source of weekly visitor leads.
OCVA also works cooperatively with the Oregon Tourism Commission, Oregon State Parks, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Oregon Department of Transportation promoting the Oregon Coast.
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How It Works
By calling one central phone number, 1-888-OCVA101, visitors are put in touch with every participating partner on the Oregon Coast. Local communities and partners provide prospective visitors with their own promotional information on lodging, parks, restaurants, events and attractions in their area. Our website, VisitTheOregonCoast.com, provides links to OCVA partners as well as to TravelOregon.com which helps visitors plan their coastal trips and vacations.
Why Should You Join
By pooling our marketing dollars, we effectively promote the Oregon Coast throughout the region as well as to key U.S. and international markets. OCVA expands everyone’s marketing dollars by jointly promoting the entire Oregon Coast, sharing visitor leads and promoting our communities and regions. Joining OCVA assures that you’ll be well represented in our marketing and promotion efforts!
Place your carefully crafted 130 words of ‘searchable text’ right in front of the high-quality Unique Visitors to VisitTheOregonCoast.com and who are actively planning their trips!
- Your Google Analytics will show we are the top 2-3 referral behind TripAdvisor and Google. Search “Oregon Coast & your city name” to see for yourself.
15% Marketing Discount: Your investment will pay for itself if you also advertise in our 100,000 visitor guides, 43,000 subscriber E-Consumer Newsletter, or our website visited by 423,923 unique visits.
23% Admission Discount: Join us at The Annual People’s Coast Summit. This is our end-of-season industry celebration where participants gather to decompress from the busy season, share experiences with colleagues and make new contacts. Guest speakers provide opportunities for big picture thinking about our industry, and workshops offer nuts and bolts skills for participants to apply immediately.
Representation: We work hard to represent the interests of our coastal tourism businesses in coast-long and state-wide conversations. Your partnership helps keep us “at the table” to influence the outcome from workforce training and development, sustainable tourism, tourism infrastructure, and marketing and sales strategies for the coast. Help us shape the Oregon Coast visitor industry; we’re stronger together.
Personalized Assistance: As a OCVA Marketing Partner you can rely on us to help you navigate the coastal tourism industry to find information, resources and meaningful partnerships to help your business. We are involved with a wide-array of marketing activities which may benefit your business on a case-by-case basis. Here are a few examples:
- Media Tours (FAM Tours) – Host travel writers from a wide spectrum of print and social media outlets to get exposure you just can’t buy.
- Trip Itineraries – be considered for consumer and travel/trade groups trip itineraries.
- Editorial mentions – get mentioned in our visitor guides, e-newsletter, website articles, etc.
- Guest Blogs – write a guest blog article, which are accepted on a case by case basis.
- SocialMedia – connect with the vibrant social media community we’ve established over the years.
- Winter Video Co-op Marketing – participate in cooperative marketing
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