The Hilton Garden Inn has been so packed with guests that the staff has been distributing visitors guides and maps like candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
Because of the training these lodging establishments regularly provide on how to best handle an “all hands on deck” scenario along with other more specialized training that programs like the Certified Training Ambassador program provide, our hotel industry answered the call and put into practice how to handle the kind of influx that materialized the week of May 20.
Stefanie Brickman, CTA, is the communications manager of the Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau. The NCVB exists to promote the city, to attract overnight meeting, convention, sport and tourism business to the community, and to enhance and contribute to the overall identity and economic wellbeing of the city. The Vision of the Norman Convention & Visitors Bureau is to be the leader who proactively markets and develops Norman as the preferred destination in Oklahoma.