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As part of the US Travel Association's "Destination Capitol Hill," OTIA members traveled to Washington, DC to meet with Oklahoma's congressional delegate on national tourism issues. Left to Right: Cathy Williams White, Edmond CVB; Paige Williams, Chickasaw Nation Tourism; Congressman Markwayne Mullin; Brenda Granger, Oklahoma Museum Association; and Debra Bailey, OTIA.
Our advocacy specialists have influence with the Oklahoma State Legislature and the state’s many regulatory agencies, working for the good of the industry and keeping you informed of decisions being made that will affect you.
 
"I am such a firm believer in OTIA! We are a family working together to promote the richness of our state. Our education and networking provide the framework for delivering the right message to the right people at the right time. OTIA is where we learn best practices in marketing, social media, tourism development, community relations, etc. Together we have a voice in state government. As Mother Teresa said, 'I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.'"
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03.17.18
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.
04.10.18
Concerns and efforts of the lodging and tourism industries were heard as a proposed $5 state lodging tax was defeated in the House, Senate, and signed by Governor Mary Fallin today.
02.13.18
As you may be aware, the White House released its much-anticipated infrastructure proposal on February 12, which sets the stage for action on Capitol Hill. Improving and modernizing our nation's travel infrastructure is a long-held priority that U.S. Travel shares with many elected officials. A summary of the administration's proposal is available here, and an outline of several travel-related provisions can be found here.
02.08.18
The hospitality industry is the driving force in Oklahoma’s economy, generating enormous tax revenues, providing jobs for hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans, and giving time and money back to their communities. OTIA members recently visited with legislators to show them the economic impact our industry has on the state and distributed an Oklahoma Hospitality Industry "At a Glance" leave-behind.

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