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.

Recently Added Industry Stories

  1. Forever Fund Businesses Partners Promote Travel Philanthropy

    Posted by OCVA

    The Travel Oregon Forever Fund provides residents and visitors to Oregon an opportunity to give back to projects that make Oregon a better place to live and travel. Launched in 2012, the Forever Fund has raised more than $200,000 in support of 28 Forever Fund Projects in Oregon. This volunteer-based program is a fit for any business seeking to support community projects that directly impact…

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  2. OCVA Introduces Oregon Coast to Global Audiences 

    Posted by OCVA

    If you were to sneak a peek at Katera Woodbridge’s calendar for the next couple of months, you might get a hint of jealousy. A week in Australia followed by a week in New Zealand. Then, she’s off to Vancouver, BC, before flying to Berlin. Sound dreamy? Look at little closer, and you’ll see dozens of appointments, amounting to 12- to 16-hour work days. “It’s…

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  3. Ocean Friendly Restaurants Reduce Plastic at the Source

    Posted by OCVA

    Plastic is everywhere—in the containers we eat from, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear and more. Each year, up to 13 million tons of plastic waste ends up in our rivers, lakes, coastlines and oceans. Most of it starts out on land as litter on our beaches and sidewalks and is eventually swept into storm drains, creeks, streams and rivers that lead to…

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  4. A New Way to Introduce Guests to Oregon’s Marine Reserves

    Posted by OCVA

    Oregon’s Marine Reserves are areas within our coastal nearshore waters dedicated to conservation and scientific research.Oregon’s five marine reserves — Cape Falcon, Cape Perpetua, Cascade Head, Otter Rock, and Redfish Rocks — have distinct habitats and biological characteristics. Visitors are welcome to explore tidepools, go for a paddle, and take hikes along the shoreline of marine reserves, yet many people don’t know how to access…

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