Tour Operators, Guides and Outfitters Operational Management Guide

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Oregon is a fantastic place to start or expand a tour operator, guide or outfitter business.

To support the continued growth of these business services across the state Travel Oregon has developed the Tour Operators, Guides and Outfitters Operational Management Guide. In this section you will find information on the specific requirements and regulations that businesses need to be in line with to operate legally.

In addition to the Operation Management Guide Travel Oregon also provides Tour Operator, Guide and Outfitter trainings throughout the year. The purpose of these trainings is to bring businesses from across the state together and to discuss how to operate in Oregon.

Travel Oregon also maintains a Basecamp group for Tour Operators, Guides and Outfitters to communicate with one another and to share opportunities. Please contact Development@TravelOregon.com to be added to this Basecamp group.

Tour Operators, Guides and Outfitters Operational Management Guide In Oregon

  1. Starting or Expanding an Adventure Travel, Tour Operator, Guide, or Outfitter Business in Oregon

    Demand for adventure travel, outdoor recreation and nature-based experiences has steadily been on the rise, particularly in regions with abundant…

  2. Guides and Outfitters Certification

    If you accept fees or other compensation to lead, instruct, train, pack, guide or otherwise assist people in rafting, biking,…

  3. Commercial Operations on Public Lands

    Oregon has incredible wild and scenic areas perfect for outdoor adventures and nature exploration. There is a diverse range of…

  4. Transportation Guidelines

    Do you intend to transport guests by motor vehicle or aircraft? What type of vehicle will you use? Where will…

  5. Insuring Your Business

    If your company interacts with the public you should have some form of insurance. Liability insurance (at least $500,000 per…

  6. Outdoor Industry Standards & Best Practice

    In this section you will learn about how to leverage industry standards and best practice to make your business more…

  7. Business Development Resources

    Please find a list of recommend business resources for tour operators, guides and outfitters in Oregon below: Small Business Development…

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  1. Scott Bricker