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
As destination development projects go, the nearly 400-mile Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) is pretty ideal. It has all the elements to become a world-class destination for thru-hikers, and just as much appeal to day hikers. It’s much shorter than some other long-distance hiking routes such as the Pacific Crest Trail, making it more attainable to people with less time. And its breathtaking views rival that…Continue Reading
Developing and retaining the workforce is a primary need along the Coast. To better learn what businesses along the Coast need and how they prefer to receive help with training employees, OCVA in June 2018 partnered with Oregon Sea Grant/Oregon State University (OSU) Extension to fund a workforce needs assessment survey. The survey garnered 186 responses from employers along the entire Coast. Respondents represented a…Continue Reading
Travel Oregon in early November released the findings of the latest Oregon Tourism Engagement Survey, which provides valuable insights from tourism industry stakeholders throughout the state. Their responses provide guidance and perspective on priorities for future investments from Regional Destination Management Organizations, such as the Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA). “The information we glean from this annual survey helps OCVA determine whether our marketing and destination…Continue Reading
It’s no secret that Oregon’s public lands and open spaces are one of its biggest assets. Of the 26.4 million overnight visitors to Oregon last year, 33 percent participated in an outdoor recreation activity during their stay. This equates to nearly 9 million people, 67 percent higher than the national average. While some towns such as Bend, Portland and Newport already benefit greatly from the…Continue Reading