The success of a film festival to the general public usually depends on how many friends they met at an obscure little movie, but Lance McDaniel has broader standards. And based on business deals taking shape following the recent deadCENTER event in downtown, Oklahoma City is being taken seriously, said McDaniel, the festival's new executive director.
Oklahoma City is in the No. 11 spot on the list for growth in tourism employment in the nation's 100 major markets, ranking ahead of major metropolitan areas such as Dallas-Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Miami-Fort Lauderdale and Charlotte.
o celebrate National Tourism Week, the OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) hosted the 2nd Annual Hometown Heroes Luncheon at the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum on May 10. More than 120 members of the Oklahoma City tourism and hospitality industry gathered to honor seven individuals and one visitor attraction for their contributions to tourism.