North Coast Tourism Studio

Cannon Beach, Ore. Photo by Larry Geddis.

Travel Oregon, in partnership with a local steering committee, offered a series of workshops along the North Coast of Oregon between Pacific City and Astoria from September 2018 to January 2019. The workshops explored opportunities to build a sustainable regional tourism economy, address critical management issues and consider how to preserve and enhance the area’s natural and cultural assets.

The program kicked off with the North Coast Tourism Summit on Sept 25, which provided an overview of the local tourism industry, important trends, and sustainable tourism best practices to stimulate new thinking about the destination. The core of the program guided participants as they addressed issues of congestion, developed strategies to improve cultural heritage tourism and explored ideas to develop world-class outdoor recreation experiences. The program concluded with a training on collaborative visitor communication strategies and the formation of action teams for project implementation in priority areas.


Sept 25 | North Coast Tourism Summit
Full Day Workshop | Garibaldi

Workshop Presentation

Notes – North Coast Tourism Summit Report by Future iQ

Evening Networking Event | Garibaldi

Oct 16 | Destination Stewardship Think Tank
Evening Networking Event | Seaside

Waste Management Presentation

Oct 17 | Visitor Transportation for High-Use Destinations
Full Day Workshop | Seaside

Workshop Presentation


Nov 13 | Adventure Travel & Outdoor Recreation

Evening Networking Event | Cannon Beach

Nov 14 | Adventure Travel & Outdoor Recreation
Full Day Workshop | Cannon Beach

Workshop Presentation


Dec 4 | Cultural Heritage Tourism
Evening Networking Event | Tillamook

Dec 5 | Cultural Heritage Tourism
Full Day Workshop | Tillamook

Workshop Presentation


Jan 15 | Visitor Communications & Destination Marketing
Full Day Workshop | Astoria

Workshop Presentation

Speaker Presentation- Kevney Dugan, Visit Bend

Speaker Presentation – Lizzie Keenan, Mt. Hood – Columbia Gorge Region


Jan 16 | Igniting Tourism Action Teams
Full Day Workshop | Astoria

Workshop Presentation


Jan 16 | Community Kickoff
Celebration Event | Astoria

Participants shared their vision of tourism for the North Coast region

North Coast Tourism Studio In Oregon

  1. North Coast Tourism Studio Reports

    Travel Oregon has developed the following reports related to the North Coast Tourism Studio. Program Related Reports: North Coast Baseline…

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