Industry Resources

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 tool 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 our industry calendar where you can find professional development opportunities as well as when and where important and fun industry planning meetings are!  Please join us at them and share your thought and creativity in helping us build a vibrant tourism industry that improved the livability of our coastal communities while offering unique world class experiences that keep our visitors coming back.

Recently Added Industry Stories

  1. How to Get Hero Shots on a Limited Budget

    Posted by OCVA

    Sunshine, blue skies, clear waters and perfect dirt. If you’re a mountain biker, these are the essential ingredients for a perfect ride on the Oregon Coast. Earlier this summer photographer Justin Myers spent an hour “chasing the light” to capture this shot of Rena Simpson mountain biking the Cape Blanco Trail System near Port Orford. “For this photo, Rena biked that same 100-foot section at…

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  2. Rescues Raise Questions About Tourism’s Role in Public Safety

    Posted by OCVA

    In the middle of the day on Aug. 16, 2017, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter hoisted a woman off a cliff near the Sea Lion Caves in Florence, reuniting her with her family after five days and nights in the woods. Two weeks earlier, the Coast Guard rescued an injured man aboard a sailboat off the coast of Gold Beach. And just weeks before that,…

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  3. Tillamook County Rallies Around Salmon SuperHwy

    Posted by OCVA

    Visitors flock to Oregon’s North Coast during winter months for, among many things, winter storm watching. And while big storms can be exciting to witness, they also bring their share of downsides. Heavy rains can sometimes lead to flooding and road washouts – usually a result of undersized culverts, says Amy Horstman with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Habitat Restoration Programs. When homeowners can’t reach…

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  4. Join the ‘Winter on the Oregon Coast’ Co-Op Advertising Campaign

    Posted by OCVA

    Cooperative marketing is any agreement to combine marketing efforts. Individual businesses and/or organizations, in the spirit of working together for the greater good, agree to clearly outlined goals and requirements in exchange for the development and implementation of a well-executed marketing campaign. There are examples of cooperative marketing all around us – a restaurant, hotel and winery offering a Valentine’s Day package, for example. Or,…

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