Industry Resources - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

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 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.


Coronavirus Helpful Resources

General Guidance for Employers:

Sector Guidance


Restaurants/Bars/Breweries/Tasting Rooms/Distilleries:

Outdoor Recreation

Personal Services

Child Care


Shopping Centers And Malls

Fitness-Related Organizations


OCVA Updates:

OCVA Update – April 2nd 

OCVA Update – March 30th

OCVA Update – March 20th

OCVA Update – March 12th


Sentiment Reports:

Sparkloft: Coronavirus_Sentiment_Report_3_26

Longwoods International Travel Sentiment Study fielded on 3/18 – 3/19

Destination Analysts – Update on Coronavirus’ Impact on American Travel–Week of March 30th  


News Announcements:

May 21st, 2020: Governor Kate Brown, Oregon Mayors Call on Oregonians to Stay Local to Stay Safe this Memorial Day Weekend

May 19th, 2020: Nearly $16 million in CARES Act funding to be made available to Oregon’s marine-related and coastal fishery businesses impacted by COVID-19

April 24th, 2020: National Restaurant Association – Restaurant Reopening Guidance

April 14th, 2020: Governor Kate Brown Introduces Framework for Reopening Oregon 

March 23, 2020: Oregon governor issues ‘stay home’ order to enforce coronavirus restrictions

March 20, 2020 Wyden Outlines Economic Policy Priorities For Coronavirus Response

March 19, 2020: Temporary camping closures announced for Oregon state parks, forests, and wildlife areas

March 16, 2020: No gatherings of more than 25 people in Oregon for at least 4 weeks, Gov. Kate Brown says

March 12, 2020: The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, first identified in Wuhan, China in late 2019 has now spread to at least 76 countries including the United States and has infected more than 100,000 people.

Here in Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority has confirmed 21 positive cases for COVID-19. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has also issued a moratorium on all public gatherings of more than 250 people statewide for four weeks, effective immediately.  This community mitigation effort is considered the quickest and most effective means of containing COVID-19 transmissions. We urge all travelers to check in with event organizers before traveling and take protective measures against COVID-19 while you travel:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water
  • Do not touch your mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick, and avoid public places if you develop respiratory illness symptoms like fever and cough

Finally, remember that viruses don’t discriminate. The coronavirus does not target people from specific populations, ethnicities or racial backgrounds.

Governor Kate Brown  Official Statement regarding her directive to cancel all gatherings and events with more than 250 people (until April 8). See here.



Oregon Health Authority – Updated information about COVID-19 in Oregon.

Centers for Disease Control – Updated information about COVID in general here.

Oregon Office of Emergency Management -featuring data and information specifically for the Oregon Coronavirus Response.

U.S. Travel Association – Travel industry messaging and resources.

Business Oregon – Resources for businesses



Recently Added Industry Stories

  1. Local Foods + Local Investments = Local Resiliency

    Posted by OCVA

    If there’s one silver lining during this storm of COVID-19, it’s local resilience. To match the heartbreaking news of closing businesses and historic numbers of unemployment, Oregon’s communities have demonstrated their resilience powerfully and gracefully. On the Coast, small towns and their dedicated citizens have been investing in local businesses and local food systems like never before. So how does that fit into the mission…

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  2. A Message in a Bottle

    Posted by OCVA

    For thousands of years, coastal romantics and oceanic researchers have placed messages in glass bottles and sent them out to sea. Sometimes they wanted to prove how ocean currents move. Other times important news was shoved into a glass bottle and thrown out as a last resort to let people know of new worlds. And of course, love letters, poems and words of a long-distance…

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  3. Public Art Trail gets a boost with three new hires

    Posted by OCVA

    An ambitious plan to discover, document and share the Oregon Coast’s wealth of public art is underway again after a two-year hiatus. Three contractors are currently at work for the Oregon Coast Visitors Association, sleuthing out all the public art that exists along the Oregon Coast. Their findings will get distilled into the Oregon Coast Public Art Trail, a self-guided tour that highlights the arts…

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  4. North Coast Launches Trailhead and Beach Ambassador Program

    Posted by OCVA

    A wise traveler knows the value of local knowledge, and that’s what visitors to the North Coast get with a new Trailhead & Beach Ambassadors program. This summer, local volunteers will staff pop-up tents at three of the North Coast’s most popular destinations, ready to answer questions and educate visitors in a friendly and inviting way about public safety and proper stewardship practices.   “The ambassador…

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