The City of Seaside Visitors Bureau was awarded $14,590 in grant funding through Travel Oregon’s 2019-2020 Competitive Small Grants program.
The Visitors Bureau will work with Travel Oregon, community partners, creative designers, and Oregon printers to produce a 32-page commemorative booklet celebrating the centennial of Seaside’s promenade in 2021.
Additionally, the booklet — which will be free and distributed around Seaside — will include a passport program to drive overnight visitation. Travelers spending the night in Seaside in 2021 may stop by the Visitors Bureau with their booklet to receive a custom holographic sticker and be entered into a drawing for a prize package at year’s end.
The Competitive Small Grants program awards eligible applicants funding for projects that contribute to Oregon’s tourism economy in communities throughout the state that support Travel Oregon’s vision of a better life for all Oregonians through strong, sustainable local communities that welcome a diversity of explorers. The Visitors Bureau is a department of the city of Seaside, dedicated to attracting and servicing visitors to the city and, as an official Oregon Welcome Center, to those traveling along the North Coast.