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Planning for a Larger Table

OTA Vision for the Future Focuses on our Powerful Industry

Your OTA board met last week for its annual planning retreat. Although the room only held 26, there was a general feeling that there were many more present, because we spent a lot of time reviewing the OTA membership survey where you voiced your thoughts and opinions.

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Join NowRepresenting Ohio’s $42 billion tourism industry, the Ohio Travel Association (OTA) brings the industry together to create change, stay on top of trends, and increase sales. Our members include all sectors of Ohio’s tourism industry, including attractions, museums, hotels, destination marketing organizations, restaurants and suppliers.

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Join the Conversation: Network and Engage During Conference

Use These Four Ideas to Engage #OCOT16

Engage with colleagues, and join the conversation at conference where more than 500 industry members will convene to learn, network and be inspired. On Twitter? Follow the hashtag #OCOT16 and @OhioTravel for live tweets of the entire Ohio Conference on Travel. Prefer Facebook? Follow the Ohio Travel Association on Facebook here. Use these four ideas to engage with us and the industry.


Institute for Hospitality Leadership Launches in Cincinnati with OTA as a Partner

Creating Skilled Workers and Leaders is the Goal

The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the creation of the Institute for Hospitality Leadership and is working with the Ohio Travel Association as a partner. The Institute will work with schools, colleges and hospitality businesses to create a curriculum to prepare more skilled workers and leaders for the continued expansion of the travel and hospitality sector.


Interview with Debra Jasper, Mindset Digital

Learn More on this Topic at Conference

Debra Jasper, Ph.D, Founder and CEO of Mindset Digital, is an international keynote speaker passionate about creating and delivering highly visual, engaging presentations and stories. Before starting Mindset Digital, Jasper spent seven years directing the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at The Ohio State University, where she launched the first social media fellowship for journalists in the nation, showing reporters from CNN, 60 Minutes, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and other top newsrooms how to take advantage of the latest channels. Get a sneak peek of the topic below, and make sure that you are registered for conference.

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