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Wed May 14, 2014

Tulsa Visitors Bureau Hits the Road to Find Tourists

VisitTulsa's new mobile visitor's center will start appearing at area festivals and events stocked with information about things to do in Tulsa.
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

Tulsa’s visitors bureau is going where the people are to attract tourists.

VisitTulsa cut the ribbon today on a new mobile visitor's center. The custom-built trailer will start showing up at area festivals stocked with information about the city’s attractions, and it will be staffed by volunteers. Ray Hoyt with Visit Tulsa said the MVC’s range will gradually expand.

"I know next year we're looking to take it down to South by Southwest and market and brand Tulsa," Hoyt said. "It's not just going to be in the region. We're going to take it down to Texas next year."

The visitor's center is supported by corporate partnerships and hotel tax revenue. Hoyt said it has an audio-video system, observation deck and a fleet of bicycles.

"The fat-tire kind of cruiser bikes," Hoyt said. "They've got Tulsa logos, branding on them and flags and they've got baskets on them, and we're going to bring them with this unit so when we park and set up for festivals and events, we'll have bicycles that people can jump on."

The MVC will also be a Wi-Fi hotspot.