Oklahoma Today Magazine Triumphs With Best Cover Award

Oklahoma Today Magazine Triumphs With Best Cover Award Oklahoma Today won the Reader’s Choice Award in the City and Regional Magazine category for Best Cover. OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Today made the Sooner State proud by winning an award in the American Society of Magazine Editors 2022 Best Cover Contest. The magazine’s September/October 2021 cover won the Reader’s Choice Award in the City and...

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Releases New Dining Guide

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Releases New Dining Guide  The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department’s new Discover Oklahoma Dining Guide is now available free at TravelOK.com.  OKLAHOMA CITY — Visitors and locals alike can explore their foodie side by flipping through a brand-new version of the Discover Oklahoma Dining Guide. The guide highlights 381 of the state’s tastiest and most original restaurants, including many...

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Celebrates Oklahoma Fishing Trail Anniversary with Giveaway

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Celebrates Oklahoma Fishing Trail Anniversary with Giveaway  More than 100 anglers have completed the Oklahoma Fishing Trail Grand Slam Challenge in the three years since the program started.  OKLAHOMA CITY — Three years after its launch, the Oklahoma Fishing Trail continues to boost popularity of fishing in the state. In 2021, Oklahoma had more than 108,000 first-time...

International Regional Magazine Association Honors Oklahoma Today Magazine with 11 Awards

International Regional Magazine Association Honors Oklahoma Today Magazine with 11 Awards  Oklahoma Today received gold, silver and bronze from the International Regional Magazine Association conference in May.   OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Today magazine and staff received a total of 11 honors from the International Regional Magazine Association’s 2022 awards.   The awards were announced at a ceremony in Ottawa, Ontario, on May 16. IRMA includes members from around the world...

New Women’s Course Record Set at Lake Murray State Park during State Golf Tournament

New Women’s Course Record Set at Lake Murray State Park during State Golf Tournament Regent Prep’s Roller shoots record-setting 62 en route to tournament victory;Heritage Hall’s Lathrop makes ace on No. 7 hole. OKLAHOMA CITY — Jenni Roller set a new women’s course record at Lake Murray State Park Golf Course in Ardmore as the course hosted the Class 3A Girls State...

Statement by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department

Statement by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department today canceled the lease concession agreement with Swadley’s Foggy Bottom Kitchen due to suspected fraudulent activity and questionable business practices.   In early fall 2021, the department initiated an internal investigation after reports of financial irregularities were brought to our attention. Financial payments for construction...

Oklahoma Celebrates National Tourism Week with TravelOK Days April 30 and May 1 at Tourism Information Centers

Oklahoma Celebrates National Tourism Week with TravelOK Days April 30 and May 1 at Tourism Information Centers The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department is kicking off National Travel and Tourism Week with two days of play for travelers of all ages. Photo by Grant Sweetwood for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department OKLAHOMA CITY – Visitors will be treated to travel-planning...

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department’s The Weekender Series Brings Travelers Close-to-Home Trip Ideas

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department’s The Weekender Series Brings Travelers Close-to-Home Trip Ideas Looking for some close-to-home adventures that you can do on a tank of gas? The Weekender, a video series from the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department, provides a new destination idea every other week. OKLAHOMA CITY — With gas prices rising, close-to-home travel destinations are vital. The Oklahoma Tourism &...

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Hires James Timberlake as Director of State Parks

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Hires James Timberlake as Director of State Parks OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department has hired James Timberlake as director of state parks. Timberlake comes to Oklahoma State Parks from Santa Fe Family Life Center, a nonprofit sports and fitness complex in Oklahoma City that serves Oklahomans of all abilities. Timberlake had...

Oklahoma Tourism Increases Market Share, Generates $7.1 Billion in Spending in 2020

Oklahoma Tourism Increases Market Share, Generates $7.1 Billion in Spending in 2020 Resarch from Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department shows the state brought in an estimated 17 million visitors in 2020, increasing its share of the domestic travel market to 1.9%. OKLAHOMA CITY — In a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic caused upheaval throughout the travel sector, the Oklahoma...