Meeting Services

Familiarization (FAM) Tours

We know seeing is believing and scrolling through images of a meeting space on a website just can’t replace actually standing at the front of the room. You want to picture the keynote speaker bringing down the house; breakout sessions that lead to breakthrough ideas.

Your event is a big deal and you don’t want to book something that isn’t perfect for your group. And we don’t want you book something you’re not completely satisfied with.

That’s why we’re happy to arrange comprehensive Familiarization (FAM) tours for qualified requests. Because we understand your event won’t take up every hour of every day, Central Oregon FAM tours will include lodging, dining and planned activities to give you a complete picture of what Central Oregon has to offer your group during their stay here. And we’ll tailor the FAM tours to fit your group’s wants and needs.

If you’d like to be considered for a Central Oregon FAM tour, please contact Kristine McConnell, Kristine@visitcentraloregon.com. She’ll walk you through the process and get the ball rolling for a pre-meeting visit we’re sure will seal the deal.

Pre and Post Meeting Ideas

We’ll apologize in advance if some folks in your company retreat bust out of their breakout sessions a little early to grab a quick 9-holes before dinner – the golf course is right outside the conference room door after all. Then again, with 30 golf courses, there’s a track close to just about everything in Central Oregon.

And there’s something for everyone to enjoy before or after the day’s meetings – or for the days they extend their visit.

With hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, high alpine lakes to kayak in the summer and volcanoes to ski down in the winter, Central Oregon events and meetings can also be family affairs. Kids will love the hands-on learning and wild animal exhibits at The High Desert Museum. Mom will love the abundance of spas and everyone will love the diverse dining options that include everything from BBQ, sushi, brewpubs and pizza. Central Oregon has a knack for turning a corporate retreat into a fun family vacation.