February 2018 - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

February 2018

  1. Guides Encourage People to Look, Not Touch Tide Pools

    Posted by OCVA / February 20, 2018

    Oregon’s rocky shoreline is a huge draw for tourists, many of whom travel from miles away to see the dramatic rocks, cliffs and islands sprinkled along the Coast. Of the more than 1,400 rocks and islands off the Coast, none is more famous than Haystack Rock. Jutting out of the Cannon Beach shoreline, the 235-foot rock is one of the most popular and most photographed…

  2. OCVA Offers Scholarships for Oregon Guest Service Trainings

    Posted by OCVA / February 20, 2018

    Even the highest-rated companies make mistakes. Whether the culprit is an overcooked steak, a grumpy waiter or a weather-related cancellation, chances are, if you’re providing a service, things are bound to go wrong. You can’t control people’s moods or the weather. But you can take precautions to ensure that fewer mistakes happen and that when they do, your staff know how to respond. In 2018,…

  3. Lessons Learned From 2017 Fire Season

    Posted by OCVA / February 20, 2018

    On July 12, 2017, the Chetco Bar fire was spotted by a commercial pilot from the air in a steep, remote area in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness roughly six miles west of Pearsoll Peak and 20 miles northeast of Brookings. The fire would eventually burn 191,125 acres and force 5,000 people to evacuate their homes. Like the 2002 Biscuit Fire, which burned 500,000 acres, the Chetco…

  4. Program Trains Hospitality Job Seekers

    Posted by OCVA / February 20, 2018

    Statewide, the travel and tourism industry directly employs 105,500 people, a number that increased 23 percent between 2003 and 2015, according to Travel Oregon. “Visitors to the Central Coast spent almost $700 million in 2017, a number that is expected to continue to grow as Portland’s population increases,” says Marcus Hinz, executive director of the Oregon Coast Visitors Association. Many hospitality businesses along the Coast…