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.
Recently Added Industry Stories
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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
There’s a pretty good chance you’ve tapped into Google today—to take a look at the weather forecast, queue up directions, or maybe check the business hours of that take-out place you’ve been meaning to try. The ever-present search engine also is playing a larger and larger role in influencing consumers’ travel decisions. Along with curating the information that shows up in online searches, Google is…Continue Reading
Ask Marcus Hinz to name a favorite part of the Oregon Coast, and the Executive Director of the Oregon Coast Visitors Association barely takes a pause. “Estuaries,” he responds. “The volume and velocity of water constantly being exchanged just blows my mind. I understand the science behind it, but still it’s magic to me.” As the founder of Kayak Tillamook, Hinz spent more than his…Continue Reading