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Oceanside Tourism Council

The Oceanside Tourism Council (OTC) was created in partnership with tourism related business in order to unite the industry in impacting issues that directly affect tourism and visitor spending in Oceanside. The OTC champions tourism issues related sales, public policy, education and marketing.

Through education and networking, we are promoting Oceanside and creating a tourist-friendly community.

The Mission of the Oceanside Tourism Council is to unite tourism related businesses together in order to generate visitor spending in the City of Oceanside.

 

Bi-Weekly Oceanside Event Calendar

Oceanside has great events every week. From surf competitions to art exhibits- there is always something going on. Please print and share the event calendar with your staff and guests so everyone knows what there is to do in Oceanside.

If you do not receive the weekly email from Visit Oceanside with the latest Oceanside events, please send Cerina your contact information and she will add your to our list.

April 9, 2014-April 22, 2014 Event Calendar

 

Industry Information and Resources

Coast Highway Corridor Study
In 2009, the City of Oceanside adopted the Coast Highway Vision and Strategic Plan.  This plan serves as a blueprint for the revitalization and enhancement of the Coast Highway corridor between Harbor Drive in the north and Buena Vista Lagoon in the south.  The Vision and Strategic Plan includes several recommendations to transform Coast Highway from an auto-oriented thoroughfare into a “complete street” that serves all modes of transportation from automobiles to pedestrians to bicyclists and transit vehicles.

The City of Oceanside is now embarking on an effort to study and begin the design process for the street enhancements and changes proposed as part of the Vision and Strategic Plan.  This effort, called the Coast Highway Corridor Study, will assess existing and future transportation conditions along the corridor and on surrounding streets in order to identify the preferred approach to implementing the recommendations contained in the Coast Highway Vision and Strategic Plan.

The study effort will focus on assessing projects that are consistent with the Vision and Strategic Plan and address the needs of the community through:

> Improving pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure with a focus on safety and comfort
> Enhancing access to transit
> Modifying the roadway with improvements such as roundabouts to improve traffic flow
> Improving parking access to businesses along the corridor
> Encouraging economic development through improvements in mobility and the public streetscape

Click for more information about the Coast Highway Corridor Study.

Mission Ave Improvement Project
The Mission Ave Improvement Project began November 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by June 2014.
Click to View the Phase 1 Construction Update

Oceanside Dining Guide
Print and share the latest Oceanside dining guide with your guests.  Last Updated: October 30, 2013. Courtesy of the City of Oceanside.
Click to view Oceanside Dining Guide.

January 2014 OTC Meeting Packet
During the Oceanside Tourism Council (OTC) meeting held on January 15th at the Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina, we discussed all the exciting things happening in Oceanside this Spring.  Key highlights included: the 2014 Citywide event calendar, the NEW Hero for a Day team building program, 2014 Spring Break and the Spring “Family Travel” marketing campaign.
Click to download the January OTC Meeting Packet.

 

Upcoming Industry Events:

Annual Oceanside Tourism Summit
The Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau will be hosting the annual Oceanside Tourism Summit bringing together tourism related businesses to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and to inspire excitement for the kick-off of the upcoming peak visitor season.

The Tourism Summit will be held in correlation to National Tourism Week (May 3- May 11) at the NEW SpringHill Suites by Marriott Downtown Oceanside on May 8th from 8:30am-10:30am.

The theme of this year’s Tourism Summit is “No Fear. Innovate.”; reminding the community that being creative and trying something new can lead to success and prosperity. We are excited to have Sasha Strauss serve as the keynote speaker, sharing inspiration, examples and strategy on how other destinations have taken a chance and have experienced success.

Don’t forget to bring business cards- there will be time for networking before and after the meeting.

Meeting Information:
May 8, 2014
8:30am-10:30am
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Oceanside Downtown
110 N. Meyers Street
Oceanside, CA 92054

Oceanside Tourism Council (OTC) Meeting
All are invited to attend the upcoming OTC Meeting to learn about the growing importance of photography and video for destination marketing.  This will be an interactive meeting, beginning with a brief tutorial offering tips and tricks on taking photos, followed by an overview of how photography and video can benefit your business, leading to the hands-on portion of the meeting where we will split into teams and take pictures of downtown Oceanside.  This will be a fun and hands-on meeting showing how easy it is to take photos, share your business message and positively showcase Oceanside as a premiere beach destination.

Meeting Information:
TBD

 

Oceanside Welcomes Our City-Wide Events

Oceanside is home to several City-Wide events, bringing hundreds of people into our community for a particular event. Our goal is to welcome the visitors into our community and make them feel welcome during their stay.  Please print and post the Welcome Sign in your store front in the days leading up to the event. Click to view the 2014 Oceanside Citywide Events.

Upcoming City-Wide Events Include, but are not limited to:

  • IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon: March 29, 2014- download IRONMAN 70.3 Welcome Flier
  • Beach Soccer Championships: May 16-18, 2014
  • Race Across America: June 10 and June 14, 2014
  • Honor Bowl SoCal Football Invitational: September 6 and 7, 2014
  • LifeTime Tri Oceanside Triathlon: October 26, 2014
  • Bike the Coast- Taste the Coast: November 1, 2014
  • O’side Turkey Trot: November 27, 2014

 

Advertising Opportunities

2013-2014 Co-Opportunities:
There are are many co-op advertising and marketing opportunities available for your business, ranging from free to paid partnerships.  Click to view the 2013-2014 Co-Opportunity Calendar.

2014-2015 Oceanside Visitors Guide:
Feature your business in the 2014-2015 official Oceanside Visitors Guide.  The Visitors Guide in the #1 marketing tool for Oceanside, sharing your business information directly with visitors interested in learning more about our beautiful community.  Click to view the Oceanside Visitors Guide Media Kit.

For more information, please contact Denis Seger by telephone at 760-518-5222 or by email.

 

Research

View the 2012-2013 Annual Report

View the 2013 Oceanside Tourism Summit Video. Watch Now!

View the 2013 Oceanside Economic Impact Study

View the 2009 California Welcome Center Economic Impact Study

View the 2009 City of Oceanside Economic Development Presentation