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.
For organizations who want advanced recognition, the opportunity to partner with OTIA at events throughout the year, and additional marketing opportunities, Major Tourism Partner Membership may be for you.
A Major Tourism Partner Membership is $2,500, and includes:
One year Oklahoma Travel Industry Association, Oklahoma Restaurant Association, and Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association memberships
Recognition as Major Partnering Sponsor of Oklahoma Conference on Tourism & RedBud Awards, which includes
exhibit space ($750 value)
2 registrations (value $295 ea.)
additional registrations discounted to $210 each (reflects 30% discount)
full page ad in program
recognition onsite and in advance and post conference promotion, newsletters, announcements, and complimentary post-conference attendee list
Lt. Governor Travel & Tourism Summit programs sponsorship including 2 complimentary registrations, with logo and name featured as a “Major Tourism Contributor”
Listed as industry partner on OTIA website year-round with direct link to your website
Recognition in OTIA’s quarterly newsletters
One complimentary registration for "A Tasteful Affair" Legislative Reception, held annually during the first week of the legislative session
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.
OTIA has made it easier to apply for the RedBud Awards! You can either download the RedBud Awards application like you have in the past and submit everything in hard copy form, OR you can apply online. 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 15. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2018.
OTIA was thrilled to host three amazing Lt. Governor’s Travel & Tourism Summits this year in Guymon, Sulphur, and Tahlequah. Outstanding speakers presented on a variety of topics, and Lt. Governor Todd Lamb once again joined us for the festivities. We've posted pictures from all events!
The travel industry added 30,000 jobs in October, a significant increase following a drop in travel employment last month due to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s analysis of Friday’s Labor Department employment report.