Southern Oregon Coast

Travel Oregon, in partnership with a local steering committee, will host a series of workshops in the Southern Oregon Coast region — including Reedsport, Winchester Bay, North Bend, Coos Bay, Charleston, Bandon and the communities of the Coquille River Valley.

This professional development program is designed to bolster your community’s tourism economy and offers hands-on planning and product development workshops rich in information and networking opportunities.

The program opens with an overview of the tourism industry, important trends, and sustainable tourism best practices to stimulate new thinking about your destination. The core of
the program will guide participants in developing strategies for culinary and agritourism and world-class outdoor recreation experiences. The program concludes with specific training on collaborative destination marketing for businesses and communities, and developing action teams for project implementation.

Sustainable tourism can stimulate the local economy, protect and enhance local resources, and foster community pride. Community leaders, tourism entrepreneurs, tour operators, lodging property owners, outdoor recreation enthusiasts, restauranteurs and anyone with an interest in strengthening the local economy through tourism are invited to participate in the program.

For full program details, including workshop and event descriptions and meeting locations, please visits the program Registration Site by clicking the link below.


Outreach Materials

If you’d like to spread the word about this program in this region, here are some materials for your use:


Community Tourism Visioning Event and Plannign Workshop
Tuesday, Jan. 24 – Wednesday, Jan 25 | North Bend

Community Tourism Planning Workshop
Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | North Bend

Adventure Travel & Outdoor Recreation Networking Event
Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. | North Bend

Adventure Travel & Outdoor Recreation Workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 22 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | North Bend

Culinary & Agritourism Networking Event
Tuesday, Mar. 21 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Bandon

Culinary & Agritourism Workshop
Wednesday, Mar. 22 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Bandon

Tourism Marketing and Communications Workshop
Tuesday, Apr. 18 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | North Bend

Teaming for Impact & Action Planning Workshop
Wednesday, Apr. 19 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | North Bend

Community Celebration
Wednesday, Apr. 19 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Coos Bay

Local Contact

Connie Stopher
South Coast Development Council | 541-266-9753

Program Research & Reports:

Want more information about Southern Oregon Coast?

If you have additional questions or comments about Southern Oregon Coast, please contact the appropriate member of the Travel Oregon staff listed below.

  1. Elena Vizzini