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
It’s that time of year. The days have grown shorter, the temperatures are cooler and the crowds have gone home for the season. It’s time to slow down, take a breath and regroup. Just in time for this period of comparative calm, we’ve got a host of informative industry meetings to help Coast businesses prepare for next year. Here’s what not to miss this fall.…Continue Reading
Oregon’s nonprofit hospitality industry advocate Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association (ORLA) has announced the launch of its first Oregon Tourism Leadership Academy (OTLA) to take place in 2020. The annual program, which is only the second of its kind in the nation, aims to improve the leadership skills of public and private sector tourism professionals and support the ongoing success of Oregon’s tourism economy. “We…Continue Reading
Local Oceans owner Laura Anderson has always wanted people to know where their food comes from. “When we started the restaurant, we wanted to showcase the best of the Coast by sourcing as locally as possible and preparing dishes that highlight our local species.” That’s why before you order at her restaurant and fish market, fittingly located across from the docks at Newport, you can…Continue Reading
The thing about the Oregon Coast, says Zak Shelhamer, is the more you get to know it, the more there is to know. “When you first drive by you feel like you’re experiencing something new but you also feel like you know it. As you do that same drive, new, hidden gems are revealed to you every day. I’m always taken aback by them,” Shelhamer…Continue Reading