After the pandemic induced a number of canceled occasions and plans in 2020, Tulsa Regional Tourism mentioned it’s hoping 2021 will assist rebuild the financial system.
This yr, the group mentioned it’s hoping to bounce again from the pandemic.
If the whole lot goes as deliberate, tourism president Ray Hoyt mentioned it ought to see an estimated $161 million going again into the financial system in 2021.
“There’s quite a lot of hope proper now that the vaccine goes to let issues get us again to some kind of regular, no matter regular appears to be like like,” Hoyt mentioned.
To this point, Tulsa Regional Tourism has 62 occasions deliberate. Hoyt mentioned the group sometimes has double that quantity, however they’re working now on including extra.
“There’s nonetheless quite a lot of motion taking place within the trade,” Hoyt mentioned. “There are locations the place occasions are being canceled, and they’re transferring, and so we need to host them within the yr.”
The group mentioned it really works carefully with the well being division on each occasion to ensure all security pointers are being adopted.
All through the pandemic, Hoyt mentioned it has realized adapt and get artistic, all whereas remaining optimistic.
“Our mantra with 2020 was, ‘Disaster is the mom of innovation,’ and I nonetheless assume we now have to dwell by that mantra,” Hoyt mentioned.
Tulsa Regional Tourism began a web site known as Tulsa Safely.com, so folks visiting the town can see which companies are following security pointers.
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