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
A native of Waldport, Oregon, Jesse Dolin knows firsthand how the Coast’s natural areas are at once its most valuable and vulnerable assets. “There is a delicate balance to be struck between destination development and sustainability,” says Dolin, Central Coast destination development coordinator for the Oregon Coast Visitor Association (OCVA). “This means inspiring travel while preserving the environmental, cultural and historical integrity of this amazing…Continue Reading
What do the Umpqua, Coos, Coquille, Rogue and Chetco rivers have in common? In addition to all terminating at Oregon’s South Coast, they offer year-round paddling, wildlife viewing, birdwatching and fishing opportunities. Each one is featured in a new series of free paddle guides produced by the Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) and Outdoor Project. “Each of these waterways have a lot in common, but…Continue Reading
Every year, an estimated 10,000 people come from around the state, around the country, and even around the world to ride some or all of the Oregon Coast Bike Route, a 370-mile journey along the entire length of the Coast from Astoria to Brookings. The route, which follows U.S. Highway 101 and other roadways, includes easy access to campgrounds and other lodging options, restaurants, shops and…Continue Reading
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, which occurred on March 11, 2011, and was shared with the world in real time via social media, sent a shockwave to all corners of the Earth. For West Coast communities that are at a high risk of losses from tsunami waves generated by the next great Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, the Japan earthquake amplified the message that…Continue Reading