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Destination Capitol Hill is travel's premier legislative fly-in. Join hundreds of your colleagues from around the country at The Mayflower Hotel, from March 21-22, 2018.

DCH is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for you to learn about upcoming legislation that impacts travel, network with industry colleagues and meet with Members of Congress to stress the importance of travel as an economic driver.

U.S. Travel will provide you with everything needed to go into your meetings with confidence. We'll host educational webinars prior to the event, coordinate your meetings and provide a personalized schedule.

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 Debra Bailey

The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Commission Meeting holds several meetings per year. All Commission meetings will take place at 9:30 a.m.

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Established by a congressional resolution in 1983, this week of events serves to champion the power of our industry. Travel and tourism professionals from across the nation work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions their travel markets and organizations make to the U.S. economy.

The travel community marks the event in a number of creative ways, from staging local rallies and conducting media outreach to securing proclamations and resolutions from local governments.

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The Tourism Promotion Advisory Committee holds several meetings per year. All Committee meetings will take place at 10:00 a.m. Most meetings are held at the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Commission, 900 N. Stiles, Gallery 1.1, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. The March 7 meeting will be held at the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum, 659 American Indian Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73129.

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The Oklahoma Conference on Tourism is an annual event that helps Oklahoma's tourism industry work together to grow our attractions and communities. With the help of a line-up of experts, attendees are kept abreast of the latest trends, tactics and tools needed to maximize opportunity, energize marketing efforts and set the path to sustained growth. They gain insight into current and coming travel trends, share best practices with industry peers, and get real ideas on how to reach more prospective travelers every day. The Oklahoma Conference on Tourism is held in conjunction with the RedBud Awards.

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Don't forget to use the hashtag #oktourismconference!

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The RedBud Awards Ceremony is an annual event held during the Oklahoma Conference on Tourism recognizing Oklahoma tourism attractions, destination marketing organizations and journalists for their outstanding efforts to serve and promote Oklahoma's tourism industry.

Attractions, CVBs, Chambers of Commerce, ad agencies, event managers and regional marketing organizations will compete for the coveted "RedBud Award," honoring the latest, greatest, and most unique marketing strategies from across the state of Oklahoma. The awards represent the highest honor given in the Oklahoma tourism industry.

All entries will be displayed the evening of the event, giving all attendees the chance to scope out the competition and enhance their ability to competitively enter next year.

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. Deadline to apply is March 9, 2018.

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05/15/186:00 p.m.

Lt. Governor's Travel & Tourism Summits 2018
The Oklahoma Travel Industry Association is pleased to partnered with the Lt. Governor's office to produce the Lt. Governor's Travel & Tourism Summits, which are held around the state. Each half-day program provides tourism education featuring speakers covering a range of topics on best practices to promote tourism in your region, and includes a townhall-type discussion by the Lt. Governor on tourism development in each of the areas visited around the state. 

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