Travel Oregon and the Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio (RTS) is planning on promoting tourism for the souther region coastal of the state. There are many restaurants, ocean views and other natural tourist attractions in the rural areas. It is expected that tourism will make a large part of the local economies in the near future.
Coquille River Valley, Bandon, Charleston and several other towns will be targeted for advertising. There will be a series of promotional events held in these areas as well. The events will start this month and will and in April. The idea of these events is to educate the local communities on how to improve their businesses for tourism. They will also evaluate statistics and trends of tourism in the area. Travel Oregon will also put forth funding in seed projects for those that are willing to participate in the tourist market.
The Umpqua Valley region in the Roseburg area will make improvements to promote their area as an idea region for bicycling. Reedsport and Winchester Bay has plenty of agro-tourism and art to offer for tourists as well.
The Reedsport Chamber of Commerce is very open to this new opportunity from Travel Oregon. Just like Reedsport, many depressed rural areas will be able to take hold of tourism to transform their communities. The local residents will be able to transform their towns into something bigger and better.
The cost will be $20 for locals to attend the tourism workshops. Business owners are particularly invited to learn how to make their businesses tourist friendly and how to conform to the changes in the area.
Travel Oregon is a partner of the Visit The USA travel website. It was created in 2003 by the Oregon Legislature in order to organize and transform the tourism industry in the state. They handle publications, press releases, marketing, product development and other services for tourism related businesses in the state.