The dates and featured chefs for Odyssey de Culinaire 2017 have been set! The first dinner will be Thursday, July 20 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center, and the second dinner will be Thursday, July 27 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in OKC. We hope to see you at one or both of these unique dinners benefitting Student Programs within the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation!
This annual Fall event is the largest trade show in the state of Oklahoma and the most important event for foodservice, hospitality, and tourism industry professionals, featuring hundreds of exhibits, an opening night party, the ever-popular ORA Culinary Cook-off, the exciting ORA Cocktail Shakedown and over 6,000 industry attendees.
The 2017 "The Power of Travel Promotion" study is helpful in supporting funding for your state tourism division. Page ten shows the positive economic impact of tourism. And, a strong theme of the guide is stated on page 31 - “Destinations that fail to invest consistently in travel promotion will see visitors – and jobs and tax revenues – go elsewhere."