Coastal tourism professionals gathered in Astoria this week Oct 16-18, 2023 for the Oregon Coast Visitors Association Annual Summit. Many great speakers and lots of networking! Hosted at the spectacular Astoria Elk’s Lodge and nearby facilities, participants were able to experience Astoria while enhancing their professional knowledge and inspiring new collaborations. If you missed the event you can still visit the OCVA web site and staff for other helpful information.

Here is a sample of what was presented.

  • Destination Commute: Revolutionizing Tourism Travel
  • Inclusive Destinations: Embracing Accessible Travel
  • InstaTourism: Boosting Your Brand Through Social Media
  • Otterly Impactful: The Economic Return of Sea Otters to Oregon Coast
  • Discovering Sustainable Programs for Coastal Businesses
  • Coastal Horizons: Building a Strong Workforce
  • Influencer Journeys: Transforming Destination Stories
  • Destination Power-Up: Empowering Tourism DMOs with Tools
  • Hops for a Greener Tomorrow: Sustainable Brewery Initiatives
  • Unlocking the World: The Wheel the World Experience
  • SetJetters: Lights, Camera, Wander! Exploring Film Tourism
  • Case Studies of Regenerative Tourism
  • Advocacy Catalyst: Igniting Action in Tourism Excellence
  • Sustainability Redefined: The 4VI Approach to Destination Excellence

You may contact Oregon Sea Grant Extension Miles Phillips for assistance with sustainable tourism management.

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