Multicultural Travel News

Multicultural Travel News newsletter (MTN) covers travel news of interest to ethnic and niche travelers and those who market to them. We write about destinations that interest multicultural travelers or have outreach campaigns to travelers of Hispanic, African American, Asian American and other cultural backgrounds; women; LGBT travelers and people with disabilities.
Multicultural Travel News is also written for leisure and business travelers looking for what to see and do and for marketing executives interested in ideas, best practices and the business case for targeting so-called "minority" travelers. We cover cities and countries, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, convention and visitor bureaus, tour operators and other travel marketers with a multicultural angle. Multicultural Travel news is written and edited by Lisa Skriloff.

Oklahoma City Tourism is Making Strides in LGBT Tourism


Oklahoma City played host to five national print publications October 3-7, 2018 to help promote the city as welcoming, inviting and a place to do business. Working in partnership with Joey Amato with PrideJourneys.com, OKC selected five national outlets for a four day press trip highlighting many things to do in the city, including experiences other journalists hadn’t been exposed to in the destination. The four-day press trip included an opening night reception at 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City with several gay-owned businesses in Oklahoma City, publications and local influencers. Mayor David Holt joined the CVB at the reception in welcoming the journalists to the City and discussing the inclusion of all residents and visitors in Oklahoma City. Media also enjoyed behind-the-scenes tour in the archives of the Oklahoma History Center, rowed with Olympic athletes in the Boathouse District, learned how to make an official Oklahoma onion burger, had the opportunity to see the newly-opened Sanctuary Asia at the Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Gardens and got up-close encounters feeding Cassowary Birds, Bears and Asian Elephants, among many other experiences. Oklahoma City expands much wider than LGBT leisure tourism, they're focused on the LGBT meeting industry too. The Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is putting a lot of effort into this industry with help of sales manager, Morgan Miller. Miller has been with the CVB for more than six years with various markets other than LGBT. Miller partnered with the marketing team to generate more coverage on Oklahoma City as a welcoming destination in late 2017 by adding a webpage dedicated to LGBT tourism and media coverage. In October 2017, the CVB hosted their first LGBT-focused press trip with national media outlets from across the US. The outreach doesn't stop there either. Miller is partnering with OKC's PRIDE festival to have a presence there and also partners with other groups in the city to make connections and be a source for tourism in Oklahoma City. For more information on Oklahoma City, visit www.VisitOKC.com.