The Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau (OKC CVB) hosted Travel Media Showcase 2011 (TMS) September 20 to 22 at the Cox Convention Center. This convention brought 70 travel journalists from around the world and tourism executives from 60 markets throughout North America for three days of meetings and tours of attractions.

TMS gave top travel journalists and travel industry professionals a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one, at a single location, for the purpose of exchanging information and developing personal contacts. It also provided a unique opportunity for the OKC CVB to showcase Oklahoma City.

"Hosting Travel Media Showcase 2011 gave us the opportunity to show-off Oklahoma City to a large group of travel journalists and tourism executives," said Mike Carrier, president of the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau. "We believe hosting these travel journalists in Oklahoma City and strengthening our relationships with them will pay dividends in the future."

While in Oklahoma City, attendees visited the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and Bricktown. They also attended their choice of four local tours showcasing downtown attractions, Western and Native American heritage, Oklahoma history & heritage and family fun activities.