The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department is pleased to unveil its newly redesigned and improved Web site, www.TravelOK.com.

             TravelOK.com is the state’s official travel planning Web site and now includes more than 10,000 photos, 400 videos and countless planning resources for Oklahoma travelers.

“TravelOK.com is the source for trip planning and event information, and is now easier than ever to use,” said Hardy Watkins, executive director of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. “Travelers have 24/7 access to maps, photo galleries and expert articles, plus city, event and attraction listings, and more to help plan their Oklahoma getaway.”

The state's newly re-launched Web site TravelOK.com is loaded with colorful photos and videos, attraction info and all the tools needed to plan the perfect trip. Plus, TravelOK.com is full of dynamic new features designed to make planning easier than ever before, including:

Expanded Things To Do section which inspires travelers with more than 50 special interest pages

Enhanced City Pages, event information and hotel listings, all searchable by location or interest

Expert blogs and articles on statewide events and destinations

Free brochure order tools

Hot deals & coupons section

More than 10,000 photos of Oklahoma attractions

More than 400 travel videos

Users can interact with the site by uploading their own photos and rating or commenting on articles and destination listings.

“We want travelers to interact with us and with other travelers through the comment and rating tools on the new TravelOK.com,” said Watkins. “Travelers can gain valuable insight from each other beyond the information we provide.”

In addition to the main TravelOK.com Web site, there is also a redesigned site for Integris’ Discover Oklahoma. The weekly Integris’ Discover Oklahoma television show highlights the state's tucked-away attractions, roadside eateries and grand adventures. Now the Web site brings the show to the world along with insider tips for making your next Oklahoma getaway unforgettable.

“The new Discover Oklahoma Web site makes it easy to watch the latest episode, search video archives, find web exclusives and more,” said Watkins.

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department (OTRD) is working to advance the exceptional quality of life in Oklahoma by preserving, maintaining, and promoting our natural assets and cultural richness. The department is the steward of the state park system and also promotes Oklahoma as a travel destination through many award-winning programs. To learn more about Oklahoma’s unique events and attractions, please visit www.TravelOK.com or follow us at Facebook.com/TravelOK or Twitter.com/OklahomaTourism

Contact:

Austin Tackett

405-230-8413

Austin@TravelOK.com