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Tourism - 07.18.2011

Will Rogers tracks increase in travelers over last year

Over three and a half percent increase from last year reported

Those departing Oklahoma City this summer may need to prepare for longer lines at Will Rogers World Airport due to a spike in travelers. Read more
Tourism - 07.26.2011

Management company takes over downtown Sheraton

Raleigh-Durham, N.C.-based hotel management company Concord Hospitality has signed a contract to manage the 395-room Sheraton Oklahoma City, One N. Broadway, company officials reported July 25. Read more
Tourism - 08.24.2011

AAA predicts fewer Oklahomans to travel over Labor Day

Economic uncertainty cited as chief factor.

AAA forecasts 31.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, a 2.4 percent decrease from the 32.3 million people who traveled one year ago. Read more
Construction - 08.29.2011

Deep-fried revenue

Additional renovations to State Fair Park have been moved toward the front of the MAPS 3 timeline

Deep-fried butter won’t be the only new thing at the Oklahoma State Fair this year. State Fair Park President and CEO Tim O’Toole says that since 2005, the park has undergone $70 million in renovations designed to attract and retain business year-round. Read more
Tourism - 09.07.2011

Airport plans new, re-branded stores

Five stores, two with a distinctly Oklahoma flair, are planned for Will Rogers World Airport. The existing newsstand and gift stores will close Sept. 7 and undergo a $1.7 million renovation. The project is a joint partnership between The Paradies Shops, a national airport retailer, and its local partner, Kambers Gifts and Luggage. Work is set for completion by Thanksgiving. Read more
Tourism - 10.24.2011

Tourism generates $6.2 billion impact on Oklahoma

Industry employed 74,900 last year.

Today, the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department unveiled findings from a new study showing the economic impact of tourism in Oklahoma. The results were announced at the 2011 Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Tulsa. Read more
Tourism - 02.24.2012

Sign language

Norman officials implement study to determine best avenue for wayfinding project

When Stephen Koranda accepted the position of executive director of the Norman Convention & Visitors Bureau three years ago, it always amazed him that people would stop by and say how hard it was to find them. Read more
Tourism - 06.26.2012

Hotel completes multi-million dollar renovation

Embassy Suites Oklahoma City-Will Rogers World Airport recently completed a $5.5 million renovation. The 236-suite hotel, 1815 S. Meridian, has combined upscale amenities with a Western feel. Read more
Tourism - 06.26.2012

AAA expects strong holiday travel around July 4

AAA predicts a busy travel weekend around the July 4 holiday both nationwide and in Oklahoma.

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