Odyssey de Culinaire is a fundraising and awareness dinner to benefit the Oklahoma ProStart® program. This ever-popular event, which is open to the public, features 2 great evenings of dining with many of Tulsa and Oklahoma City's finest chefs being featured in their home cities. Each of the five courses features a chef mentoring a culinary student to treat attendees to an incredible five-course meal.
The chefs are paired in their course preparation with high school students who are currently active in ProStart® schools in Oklahoma. Funds raised from the event are used to provide support to students, teachers, and schools including teacher training and development, materials and resources for student recruitment, assistance with job placement for internships, graduate employment, and industry-driven events for hospitality students.
Experience an energetic evening and make an impact on culinary education in Oklahoma! Join us for one or both Odyssey de Culinaires - the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association's only event open to the public!
No refunds are given; however, registration is transferable.
The U.S. Travel Association’s Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) is the only national forum where destination marketing professionals at the state, regional and local level get critical tools, tips and information to help them better market and grow their destinations.
Destination professionals attend ESTO to:
Share and gain cutting-edge best practices
Learn about new tools and techniques
Network with colleagues
Hear the latest trends
Develop leadership skills
Identify solutions to common issues
An annual highlight of ESTO is the presentation of U.S. Travel's awards. more info...
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. more info...
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. more info...
RedBud Awards 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.
Oklahoma Conference on Tourism 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.