You're Invited! Southern Oregon Coast Region Celebrates Completion of the Oregon Rural Tourism Studio Program

Coos, Coastal Douglas, and North Curry County Residents Invited to Attend Celebration on April 19, 2017

Coos County, Ore. – April 12, 2017 – The 2017 winter/spring edition of Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio (RTS), offered by Travel Oregon, focused on the Southern Oregon Coast including the communities of Coos County and coastal Douglas County. The program will come to a conclusion on April 19, 2017 with a Community Tourism Celebration from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Coos History Museum.

All residents of Coos County and coastal Douglas County are invited to attend the free event. There will be refreshments, a no-host bar, and entertainment provided by local singer/songwriter, Nathan Sloan. Most importantly, local steering committee representatives will share the 15-year tourism vision and priority tourism development strategies for the region, generated through the program. RTS participants will be awarded certificates from Travel Oregon for their completion of the program.

Oregon’s RTS program is a series of tourism development workshops designed to assist rural communities interested in stimulating their local economies through sustainable tourism development, while protecting and enhancing local resources. 

Community leaders, tourism business entrepreneurs, tour operators, lodging property owners, land managers, guides, outfitters, outdoor enthusiasts, restauranteurs, event producers, visitor attractions and anyone interested in strengthening the local economy through tourism is encouraged to attend this celebration. For more information, or to register online, go to

This program is offered with support from a local steering committee, including representatives from:

42 & Spruce Downtown, Bandon Chamber of Commerce, Benetti's Restaurant, Charleston Marine Life Center, City of Coos Bay, Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians,  Coos County, Coquille Indian Tribe, Coquille Chamber of Commerce, The Mill Casino, Oregon Coast Visitors Association, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon State University -  Division of Outreach and Engagement, Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, Powers School District, Reedsport Mainstreet Association, South Coast Development Council, South Slough NERR, Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, U.S. Forest Service - Rogue River National Forest, and the Wild Rivers Coast Alliance


For general inquiries about the program, contact Elena Vizzini Destination Development Coordinator at Travel Oregon, at 971-717-6204 or