Visitors are looking for unique experiences in every region and local community.
Building tourism in a manageable, sustainable way can stimulate the local economy, protect and enhance local resources and foster community pride—without compromising the qualities that make the place so special.
To help communities across the state increase their economic vibrancy by improving their appeal as visitor destinations, Travel Oregon offers the Oregon Tourism Studios (OTS). Through this program, our team helps communities cultivate regional visions; identify strategies to harness the power of tourism; and develop unique experiences in culinary and agritourism, outdoor recreation, bicycle tourism, cultural heritage tourism and more. Through this process, we help leaders build resilient regional networks and leadership skills to manage tourism development.
Our three types of tourism studios allow us to customize training programs for each community’s specific needs and interests. Travel Oregon will work with interested communities to determine which studio(s) will be best for them. Learn more about the types of studios offered and the communities that have benefited from a studio below, or download the Oregon Tourism Studio brochure.
Application Cycle Now Open
The Destination Development team is now accepting Oregon Tourism Studio intake forms for the Oregon Tourism Studio program. The intake form is used as an initial screening tool to help evaluate community readiness and capacity for a potential tourism studio. Once reviewed, approved communities will be invited to submit a full application by mid-February.
On Nov. 26, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., the Destination Development team will host a guided webinar to assist communities with the Oregon Tourism Studio intake and application process, and answer questions about the program.
If your region is interested in the Oregon Tourism Studio program or joining the Nov. 26 webinar, please email Kayla Dunn at Development@TravelOregon.com to request an intake form. Intake forms are due Monday, Dec. 9 for consideration in the upcoming cycle of Destination Development programming.