We Speak the Gorge Free Trainings Offered

April 20, 2017
We Speak the Gorge
A unique frontline training offered by the Travel Oregon Rural Tourism Studio
One Columbia River Gorge, working toward one common goal, with one shared message. “We Speak the Gorge” will have frontline staff throughout the Gorge speaking the same language. It is all about best serving our visitors while growing our sense of community and strengthening the bonds between neighbors.
The Gorge is packed with opportunities in wind and water sports, arts and culture, and so much more. This training will increase the awareness of visitor services and resources throughout the Gorge in fields like agritourism, beer and wine, and trail recreation.
The “We Speak the Gorge” Frontline Training Program Will:
  • Strengthen the tourism economy Gorge-wide
  • Increase community awareness and knowledge of local tourism experiences
  • Offer an exceptional visitor experience
  • Develop community pride
  • Increase frontline staff awareness of visitor needs and attractions
  • Develop an understanding of visitor information services and resources
  • Create an inventory of local tourism ambassadors
“We Speak the Gorge” is a customized program from the Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance.
Frontline staff from the Oregon and Washington sides of the Gorge are invited to attend.
May 1              The Dalles Civic Auditorium
May 15            Cascade Locks Marine Park Pavilion
May 22            Hampton Inn & Suites, Hood River
Two sessions offered each day 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; or 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.