Travel Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio is a unique initiative that works across Oregon to help develop rural areas into destinations based on each region’s unique character. The Rural Tourism Studio program is a training and capacity building program designed to assist Oregon communities that have identified tourism development as one of their priority economic development strategies. The program assists rural communities with the development of their tourism industry to help stimulate the local economy, protect and enhance local natural and cultural resources, and foster pride amongst participants.
Travel Oregon was awarded “Leader in Sustainable Tourism” by National Geographic Traveler magazine in 2014, for the Rural Tourism Studio Initiative.
Design and facilitation of aspects of the Rural Tourism Studio program at these locations: