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Founded in 1987, the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association (OTIA) was formed primarily to provide tourism education and lobby on behalf of the tourism industry as well as support the efforts of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department in its funding of the State's tourism promotion campaign. In 1992, OTIA developed an alliance with the Oklahoma Restaurant Association and Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association to provide administrative services and support membership education initiatives statewide.  

OTIA now serves as the trade association for the travel and tourism industry. Representing tourism entities, operators, and members across the state, the OTIA develops the membership to do together for the industry what cannot be done individually.

The Oklahoma Travel Industry Association invites you to actively contribute in building a progressive and prosperous future for tourism in Oklahoma. Your support of the tourism industry, through OTIA membership, provides benefits and training for tourism related businesses and citizens throughout Oklahoma. It also helps us monitor and protect tourism industry interests at the state capitol and nationally through our affiliation with the U.S. Travel Association.
 
What's Happening
08.27.21
Join us with Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell at the 2021 Lt. Governor's Travel & Tourism Summits! We will be taking the Summit to different parts of our great state. This year the summit will travel to Durant, Ponca City and Miami. Click here for schedule and more details!
05.07.21
The OTIA is happy to offer access to the OHLA Job Bank as a free site for OTIA members to list their open positions.   ORA and OHLA recently launched its "Oklahoma's Hospitality Industry is Hiring" campaign, and we hope you'll participate! The campaign is directly connected to the OHLA Job Bank and is a FREE service which, OTIA members can utilize to post job vacancies along with the job description, requirements and details of the job. As the employer, you can set the length of time for the job listing, and candidates, after viewing the job criteria will be able to reach out directly to you. When posting an opening, please submit as much information as possible about the job, allowing the best possible candidates to contact you. Jobs are typically approved and viewable within 24 hours, or sooner, Monday - Friday. Decide you want to renew the job listing? Just call the OTIA and we'll extend it for you.   Our "Oklahoma's Hospitality Industry is Hiring" campaign launched last week with posts on Facebook and Instagram and on OSU Hospitality & Tourism Management and OSU IT Culinary Arts social pages, as well as other available job sites. Join us in this employment effort and list jobs today!
04.20.21
Visit eLearningU.com and use coupon code OTIA for two new webinars coming up on Social Media Channel Tools, Set Up & Management and Social Media Advertising -- Best Practices. Going forward, now your OTIA membership qualifies you to participate, at no charge, in the new Tourism Digital Marketing Certification Program. To learn more, visit eLearningU.com.
Red Bud Award Submissions Are Now Closed
02.25.21
Submissions are now closed for the RedBud Awards, an annual program recognizing Oklahoma tourism attractions, destination marketing organizations and journalists for their outstanding efforts to serve and promote Oklahoma's tourism industry. Multiple judges from different backgrounds will be judging the RedBud submissions and no extension will be made to the entry deadline due to judging schedules. The date for the Award presentation will be announced in the coming weeks.

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