The deadline to apply for the RedBud Awards is March 3, 2017! This annual event recognizes Oklahoma tourism attractions, destination marketing organizations and journalists for their outstanding efforts to serve and promote Oklahoma's tourism industry. The ceremony will be held during the Oklahoma Conference on Tourism on May 16.
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.