The Oklahoma Conference on Tourism is an annual event that helps Oklahoma's tourism industry work together to grow our attractions and communities. The Oklahoma Conference on Tourism is held in conjunction with the RedBud Awards.
The U.S. Travel Association has released its Impact of Travel on State Economies (ITSE) — an annual report describing the importance of the U.S. travel industry to the national economy. Travel economic impact statistics presented in the report include travelers' expenditures, travel-generated employment, payroll income, and tax revenues for the nation, as well as for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department held its 2016 Tourism Research Program Results Presentation on January 25, 2017 at the Oklahoma History Center. Each of the reports and the infographic handout have now been posted to the Tourism Industry Research & Reports page on TravelOK.com.
You are invited to join the OTIA delegation in Washington, DC on March 28-29 for Destination Capitol Hill, the U.S. Travel industry's premier legislative event, combining a day on Capitol Hill with advocacy training, guest speakers and peer-to-peer networking. DCH provides delegates with an opportunity to learn about upcoming legislation that impacts travel, network with peers and meet with members of Congress to stress the importance of travel as an economic driver.