Tour Operators, Guides and Outfitters Trainings

Fly-fishing in one of Oregon's many rivers. (Image by: Brian Okeefe)

Travel Oregon’s work in Destination Development has supported the creation of world-class adventure travel and outdoor recreation assets throughout the state. While many U.S. destinations scramble to adapt to changing travel trends, Oregon’s continued leadership and hard work today will set the stage in meeting the needs of the traveler over the next decades.

There is still work to do to inspire and support travel companies on the leading edge of meeting the demands of the modern traveler. A vibrant travel destination needs to be coupled with new and creative energy, keeping the industry fresh and innovative, and ensuring that existing businesses stay connected to current trends and resources.

In 2015, Travel Oregon designed a two-day training intended for Oregon guides, outfitters, operators, entrepreneurs and tourism businesses looking to develop or expand upon their outdoor recreation tour product. The program lays a foundation for participants on how to attract high-value and international travelers, connect with Travel Oregon marketing and sales resources, navigate permitting, and set-up successful operations.

Since 2015, Travel Oregon has hosted four trainings in locations throughout Oregon, and will continue to hold trainings based on destination demand. If you are interested in bringing a training to your region, please contact development@traveloregon.com.

Special Use Permit Workshop: February 16, 2018

U.S. Forest Service and Travel Oregon are hosting a full-day workshop on February 16, 2018 at the World Forestry Center in Portland that will bring together land managers, tour operators, guides, outfitters and related organizations to delve into the current and potential future state of permitted access, permits and stewardship of public lands. Organizations that provide permitted access on public lands and land managers are encouraged to attend.

  • Agenda
  • Presentations (coming soon)
  • Meeting notes (coming soon)

Learn more and register online today.

Previous Trainings:

  • January 2017 – Portland
  • November 2015 – Ashland
  • October 2015 – Bend
  • February 2015 – Portland

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If you have additional questions or comments about Tour Operators, Guides and Outfitters Trainings, please contact the appropriate member of the Travel Oregon staff listed below.

  1. Scott Bricker