Create change by staying informed on issues that could change the way the travel industry does business. The Ohio Travel Association makes sure you have a head’s up on pending laws, rules and regulations. Here are the tools, opportunities and training needed to make your needs heard by decision makers. Work with partners in the industry to strategize and address issues. Work with OTA when a local voice will make the biggest difference.
In the past few years, OTA and its association partners have:
Created a new funding model to potentially double the marketing dollars available to the Office of TourismOhio
Defeated expansion of the sales tax to many services, such as marketing, accounting, and legal, which would have significantly increased the costs of doing business in Ohio
Defeated a proposed statewide admissions tax
Secured a legislative mandate for an ongoing Department of Taxation report on sales tax generated from tourism-related activities
Supported passage of the Great Lakes Water Compact to protect our freshwater resources and served on the rule-making committee to write regulations
Current Issues: Find information about today’s top issues for Ohio’s travel industry, including research, talking points, updates and future actions needed.