MAY 6, 2020
OREGON SOUTH COAST REGIONAL TOURISM NETWORK
TRAVEL IN THE NEW NORMAL

“Travel in the New Normal,” was a collaborative effort between the US Travel Industry and medical and infectious disease experts. It does not offer any timeline but presents a layered approach to restore travelers’ confidence by showing that all sectors of the business are adapting consistent best practices going forward.

Hotels, airports, airlines, attractions, restaurants, car rentals, meeting venues, travel advisers, cruise lines and vacation rental companies are among the segments of the $2.6 trillion industry that are addressed.
LODGING RESTRICTIONS LIFTED IN COOS COUNTY

Coos County let their lodging restrictions expire on April 30. They asked hotels/RV parks/VRBOs to provide masks for the use of their guests and employees.

Coos County is allocating funds to Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board (SOWIB) to help pay for masks for businesses that can't afford them. If you have Coos County hotels that can't afford masks, please ask them to call SOWIB at 844-532-6893. SOWIB also has masks for sale at cost for lodging properties.

SOWIB is selling the masks at close to cost for any lodging businesses ordering 50 or more. 
WELCOME TO OUR NEW TSOC & OSCRTN TEAM MEMBER, BARB DUNHAM

Barb was born and raised on the Southern Oregon Coast. She has worked for the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce under two administrators, the City of North Bend and has managed the North Bend Visitor Center. She has also organized the North Bend July Jubilee and North Bend Tree Lighting and numerous community events. Barb is the originator of the North Bend Sip 'n Stroll and worked seamlessly with The North Bend Downtown Association and North Bend Merchants to make the event successful.

In addition, Barb has worked as an events coordinator at the Mill Casino in Sales and Catering and event planning. She grew the Group Tour business for the Mill Casino, which in turn, gave the Southern Oregon Coast nationwide exposure to all Tour companies as an "Itinerary Destination".

Most recently, Barb has been a part of K-DOCK Radio’s Sales Team. She served on the Southern Oregon Visitors Association Board (SOVA) -now Travel Southern Oregon. Served on the Board and Marketing Committee for (OCVA) Oregon Coast Visitors Association. She has attended The Oregon Governors Conference on Tourism for 15+ years, as well as the NTA (National Tour Association), Travel Exchange, and (TAP) Travel Affiliated Partners Conferences.

Barb has been promoting Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston and the Southern Oregon Coast since she was 18 years old. She is looking forward to talking what she learned and applying it to the entire Southern Oregon Coast.

We Are excited to have Barb on our team.
FREE ONLINE HOSPITALITY TRAINING

The Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) is providing scholarships for the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) courses. Each coastal business is eligible for up to $1,000 towards Guest Service Gold Tourism: and up to $500 total for the other internationally accredited five trainings. Each online program presents general hospitality knowledge and soft skills needed in the hospitality industry, along with concise instructions for training new or prospective employees on how to perform key tasks correctly.

If you are interested, email Arica Sears at icom@thepeoplescoast.com.
CURRY COUNTY TO LIFT SHORT-TERM TRANSIENT LODGING BAN

Curry County Commissioners unanimously repealed a ban on short-term transient lodging stays of less than 28 days in the unincorporated areas of the county on Wednesday. It takes effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 6.
'SORRY, I WAS ON MUTE': 5 TIPS FOR BETTER VIDEO CONFERENCING

What's worse than a bad meeting? A bad video meeting.
WORK. KIDS. A GLOBAL PANDEMIC.

Many workers have taken on new roles recently: remote worker, caregiver, and teacher. 6 Tips from experts on how to handle it all.
HOW TO LOOK GOOD ON VIDEO CALLS

Put yourself in the best light for zoom calls. This is the most helpful video because we can all learn how to set up our zoom calls better so we can look our best.
TRAVEL OREGON STATE OF THE INDUSTRY WEBINAR

Teresa O'Neill, Vice President of Global Strategic
Partnerships for Travel Oregon hosted an in-depth discussion to inform the industry of the efforts being made to address the needs of travelers, partners, stakeholders and residents in a time when up-to-date information is crucial.
NATIONAL TRAVEL & TOURISM WEEK

Travel Oregon has created a toolkit to help spread the #spiritoftravel during the pandemic. They have specific examples of what to post on social media, copy ideas, engagement ideas, and more.
SCARY TIME FOR AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS AS OFFICE JOBS DISAPPEAR
A detailed breakdown by profession won’t be available for a couple more weeks. However, it’s already clear that the layoffs span industries and income groups – and they’re hitting many Americans who have never had to apply for such assistance before.

**From Bloomberg
PHOTO CREDITS: HWY 101 by Tim Hurlbut, The Mill Casino by Allison Richards