Those interested in shaping the tourism industry for the North Coast are invited to share their opinions at the North Coast Tourism Summit Sept. 25 in Garibaldi.
The summit is a part of a multi-year rural tourism studio, a project where professionals from Travel Oregon lead workshops and offer guidance on how to make tourism sustainable — environmentally and economically — for Clatsop and Tillamook counties. At the end of the process, the grant must be used to finance a tangible change or product, like connecting a trail system or launching an environmental education program.
Residents and industry professionals are invited to discuss tourism-related issues such as encouraging stewardship best practices, integrating more cultural heritage into the visitor experience, and finding ways to reduce congestion during peak seasons.
The workshop will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Mill Event Center in Garibaldi. The event is free, but participants must register at industry.traveloregon.com.