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.
“Being a member of OTIA provides the Duncan CVB not only with 'top notch' tourism education and a powerful, united legislative voice, it provides a support system of people who are passionate about Oklahoma tourism and its success at a grass roots level. It is not a question of should you belong to this association, but rather a question of why wouldn’t you? I encourage all tourism industry professionals to take advantage what OTIA offers.”
Loisdawn Jones Director, Duncan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Includes any type of travel or tourism-related organization.
Major Tourism Partner Membership
Includes event support and Oklahoma Restaurant Association and Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association membership.
The nomination form for the annual RedBed Awards is now available! This event recognizes Oklahoma tourism attractions, destination marketing organizations and journalists for their outstanding efforts to serve and promote Oklahoma's tourism industry. The deadline to apply for the RedBud Awards is March 1, 2019 and the ceremony will be held during the Oklahoma Conference on Tourism on May 7.
Members of the OTIA will come together for Hospitality Day at the Capitol, where we will spend time speaking to legislators about issues facing our industry, and then culminate in a fabulous reception with more than 600 members and legislators at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center.
Last year more than 705 million vacation days went unused. How can we help America put those vacation days to use? By encouraging them to PLAN. Research shows that individuals who plan are more likely to use all of their time off, take more vacation days at once and report greater levels of happiness at work and at home. Let's get Americans to commit their time off for the rest of the year at the start of the year! Oklahoma's destination have something to offer everyone!
Hundreds of association members recently attended an informational session on the "New Alcohol Laws Coming your Way," presented by attorney Adam Marshall with Barrow & Grimm. The 2-hour session covered the details of the new law, which goes into effect October 1. Mr. Marshall kindly shared his presentation for those who were unable to attend.