April 2018 - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

April 2018

  1. OCVA announces $72,000 in grants

    Posted by OCVA / April 10, 2018

    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…

  2. South Coast gets a primer on global tourism

    Posted by OCVA / April 10, 2018

    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…

  3. OCVA nurtures Oregon Coast’s fat biking industry

    Posted by OCVA / April 10, 2018

    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…

  4. Lincoln City learns the value of sharing guest data

    Posted by OCVA / April 10, 2018

    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…