OKLAHOMA CITY—factor 110, the region’s leader in event and destination management, and Destination Oklahoma launch daily tours to showcase the many sights, sounds, and surprises Oklahoma has to offer.
“We are excited to change the way people see Oklahoma,” said Brian Ferrell, CMP, DMCP, owner of factor 110 and Destination Oklahoma. “Literally, we want to be the mechanism to connect our guests to the attractions, museums, and wonders our city and state have to offer.”
Immediate focus explores Oklahoma’s rich Native American and western heritage, the cultural renaissance of Oklahoma City, and the re-birth of downtown projects. Expansion to other attractions in Oklahoma are planned, including day trips and coach tours.
“Walking tours are a popular attraction around the world. With Oklahoma’s rich history, its historic growth, and the bright future ahead, it only makes sense to introduce this brand of entertainment to our great city,” said Oklahoma native and tour manager Tyler Woods.
Tours offer an array of adventure, history, shopping, and cultural excursions.
“There is truly a tour for everybody—whether you’re a history buff, a chocolate enthusiast, or a shopaholic. We’ve taken Oklahoma’s culture and history to create an affordable line of tours that can appeal to a wide variety of groups,” said Ferrell. “And, event and meeting planners have the option to customize any tour to fit the need of their group, something we have already been doing for years.”
Destination Oklahoma, along with its sister company Scissortail Gifts, is set to move into the Santa Fe Train Depot before the end of 2017. Scissortail Gifts features a large selection of made in Oklahoma and Oklahoma-inspired gifts. Once open in the train depot, Scissortail Gifts will have the largest selection of made in Oklahoma gifts in the world.
“The two companies go hand-in-hand,” Ferrell said. “We connect people to our city and state through our tours and at the same time share the unique products crafted by Oklahoma artisans. There’s a person and story behind every item and we want to share them.”
The tour and gift companies will be a part of Oklahoma City’s transportation hub, located at the Santa Fe Train Depot. Scissortail Gifts will continue its operations inside the South Lobby of the Crystal Bridge at the Myriad Botanical Gardens and online at www.scissortailgifts.com.