Once you have added your farm, your regional coordinator will contact you to complete the simple steps to get you into the program, including scheduling a visit to your location.
Once in the program, Agritourism businesses are listed on the consumer website www.agritourism.travelok.com where they can be searched by category, region and more to find your business.
Agritourism staff works to promote businesses and their events in various ways, including placement of articles in publications such as the consumer e-newsletter, The Agritourist, and through event listings, and stories posted to the Agritourism blog, The Vine.
Agritourism businesses are also included in all applicable travel brochures, including Wineries and Vineyards, Land Bounty, Hunting and Western Experience brochures, as well as the Oklahoma Agritourism Map.
Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
Travel & Tourism Division - Tourism is Big Business in Oklahoma!
As the marketing and promotions arm of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, the Travel Promotion Division's programs increase awareness of Oklahoma as a destination, while fostering understanding of the economic impact and importance of the state's travel and tourism industry. Tourism-related businesses and organizations can participate in most programs at little or no cost. The division operates 12 Tourism Information Centers; works with communities, events and attractions to improve and develop new tourism products; oversees numerous public relations and information programs; operates the department's website, TravelOK.com; coordinates annual spring and fall advertising campaigns and related cooperative advertising ventures.
TravelOK.com is the state's official website for Oklahoma travel and tourism information. Attractions, events, accommodations and restaurant properties from across the state are included on the site, along with special sections devoted to the media, group travel professionals and tourism industry members. Special offers, coupons and discount packages to Oklahoma destinations are also posted on the site. If you wish to be listed free of charge in our database, or in our "Deals and Coupons" section, please email us at Update@TravelOK.com. If you need assistance using the new data engine to update your listing, or if you don't have Internet access, please contact Rose Bemo. Contact: Rose Bemo, Web Marketing Assistant 405.230.8410 or Rose@TravelOK.com
The Oklahoma Travel Guide and other statewide tourism promotional tools are also excellent advertising vehicles for travel and tourism organizations. Reasonable rates and a targeted audience promise results for advertisers. The annual deadline for advertising in the travel guide is April 1. Contact: Kerry Barrick, Merchandise & Sales Coordinator 405.230.8408 or Kerry@TravelOK.com
Co-op Advertising Programs
Travel and tourism-related businesses can optimize advertising dollars by taking part in the Tourism Department's cooperative advertising programs, available through a variety of media. Program options include magazine publications and a newspaper insert. Other options are also made available when possible. We are encouraging publishers to offer added value with these co-op programs, i.e., a web presence in addition to the ad space. Contact: Chris Mack, Contract Compliance Manager 405.230.8404 or Chris@TravelOK.com
Bulk Brochure Orders/Warehouse
The Oklahoma Travel Guide, highway maps, and other OTRD publications are available in bulk quantities for chambers of commerce, convention and visitors bureaus and other tourism-related organizations. Although there is no charge for brochures to these groups, we request every effort be made to pick up materials at the Oklahoma City distribution warehouse to save taxpayers the expense of freight and postage. Quantities of some brochures are limited and distributed at the Tourism Department's discretion. Contact Camilla Gillespie at 405.230.8421 or email@example.com for more information.
Press Releases & Media Relations
Travel Communications and Publications staff regularly prepare worthy news and feature stories about travel destinations, events and attractions in the state. Staff members also regularly work with state, national and international news media interested in tourism and recreation news and information. Please share your story ideas and press releases with our division so we can take advantage of media opportunities as they arise. Contact: Austin Tackett, Travel Communications Coordinator 405.230.8413 or Austin@TravelOK.com
Save time and get your brochure in front of more people through our Fulfillment Program. OTRD can offer your brochure to thousands of potential visitors through TravelOK.com - all at your regular postage rate. You supply the brochures, and we will mail them as they are requested, along with our own materials. You will receive a monthly invoice as well as reports to use for contacts, research, sales and cost justifications. Contact: Charlotte Andrew, Fulfillment Coordinator 405.230.8422 or Charlotte@TravelOK.com
Check out http://www.travelok.com/industry for additional programs and resources.
Also, check out opportunities that may be available within your tourism region.