Pandemic Causes Predictable Tourism Collapse in Tulsa in 2020, Report Says | News from local businesses
Based in the Tulsa Regional Chamber, TRT comprises the Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture, an accredited film commission, and the Tulsa Sports Commission, an amateur sports sales and marketing organization.
The total estimated impact for events booked during the year was $ 227 million and resulted in 143,000 room nights booked. A total of 62 new events were recruited in Tulsa and 97 events were selected.
The Tulsa Film, Music, Arts and Culture Bureau also supported 41 productions in the Tulsa region.
Hoyt provided an overview of the four CARES Act funded programs that Tulsa Regional Tourism has received: Tulsa Safely, Play Tulsa Music, the Tulsa County Film Recovery Program and the Tulsa Sales Recovery Program.
The media effort paid for by Tulsa Safely generated 17.2 million market impressions and more than 200 companies participated in the program. The funds provided by the county were aimed at safely stimulating visitors to the Tulsa County Drive Market, as well as helping creators of Tulsa’s film and music industry return to work and continue recruiting events.
The local tourism sector supports more than 15,300 jobs and offsets $ 590 in taxes for every household in Tulsa. TRT leads community bidding and hosting of iconic events such as the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Big 12 Wrestling Championship, USA BMX Grand Nationals and US Arabian Nationals Horse Association.