SALEM, Ohio — Destination information is key to building better trips, and the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department is leading the group travel industry with a searchable online tour planner that takes the tour operator manual to the next level.
Todd Stallbaumer, travel development manager at Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, has built relationships with travel planners at travel conferences such as the Select Traveler Conference and Boomers in Groups, and kept travel rolling to Oklahoma with the department’s sample itineraries, escort notes and motorcoach information. But the new searchable tour planner takes travel planning into the future.
Travel planners can search by city, region, type of attraction, keyword and any combination of these options. Or, one can simply click on the “Go” button and view all the attractions Oklahoma has to offer. The site also allows for searches of dining, events, free-admission attractions, hotels, industry contacts, things to do and highways traveled, from Interstate 40 to the famous Route 66.
Group leaders can find the searchable tour planner at www.travelok.org.