It’s not too late to get involved in the Southern Oregon Coast Rural Tourism Studio presented by Travel Oregon! The Rural Tourism Studio consists of a series of workshops focused on local economic development through tourism in the Southern Oregon Coast region. OSU Sea Grant Extension is participating in this program and will be available to offer communities and businesses assistance as they go through the program and in the future. The next workshop will take place February 21st and 22nd in Charleston.
Travel demand for nature-based, outdoor recreation experiences has steadily been on the rise, particularly in regions abundant with natural assets. Adventure travel is one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry globally. This workshop will explore world-class examples of other outdoor recreation and adventure travel destinations to inspire new thinking, examine how the region can evolve to meet the growing demands of the adventure traveler, while addressing issues of sustainability and seasonality. Come be a part of the discovery and get inspired with new ideas to evolve and improve this aspect of the region’s economy.