Pinnell talks tourism at summit in Miami
Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell spoke to an eager audience about how tourism in Oklahoma could be better during the Travel & Tourism Summit held at the Coleman Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 2. He emphasized that the tourism industry brings valuable tax dollars to communities, but it can also lure new residents to the state.
The event, hosted by the City of Miami, Visit Miami OK (CVB) and the Coleman Theatre Beautiful, was held in partnership with the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association. It featured education sessions on the best practices to grow tourism and hospitality in cities and counties across the region. Guest speaker Bill Geist, the Chief Instigator at DMOproz, presented these sessions.
Lt. Governor Pinnell, who also serves as Secretary of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage on Governor Kevin Stitt’s cabinet, oversaw the town hall meeting and shared information on how tourism in the state has improved and how it can continue to improve through community involvement. Originally appeared in the Nov. 5, 2021 edition of the Miami News-Record on Page 1 and continued on Page 4