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New iPhone X Expected to Shift Trends in Travel Industry

Given the release of the newest iPhone X, available for pre-order in October, new trends are expected to emerge, influencing travel and technology. From mainstream augmented reality to enhanced mobile usability, new features are expected to be game changers for the travel industry. Learn the new features of the iPhone and how they are expected to shift marketing trends.

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More than Three Dozen Ohio Business Leaders Take Part in Congressional Travel Talks

The Ohio Travel Association staff was on the road during the month of August to make sure you had the opportunity to talk to some of your federal lawmakers. Through a partnership with U.S. Travel Association, Travel Talks were held with U.S. Representatives Marcy Kaptur, Pat Tiberi and Bill Johnson. More than three dozen industry leaders took part in the conversations, which was so important as they represent constituents and could give district perspectives of decisions in DC.

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Let's Talk! Encouraging Earned Vacation Time Use, Keeping Employees Drug Free and Other Employment Conversations

Be part of a national conversation and help influence employment policies throughout Ohio. On Oct. 10, Ohio travel industry professionals are gathering to discuss how to encourage employees to use earned vacation time (increasing productivity and retention, as well as encouraging additional traveler spending.) We are partnering with our friend's at U.S. Travel Association for Project Time Off and hope to use this time to develop best practices that can be shared with all Ohio employers, not just those in the travel industry. Also on the agenda is Governor Kasich's Start Talking initiative to help you keep your employees drug-free. If you are not responsible for setting human resource policies at your business or organization, please forward this important information to the appropriate person.

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Program Providing Nearly 3,000 Workers to Ohio Businesses Under Attack

This week, news broke that the J-1 Summer Work Travel Program is on the Trump administration's chopping block. This program supplements and expands the Ohio workforce, allowing some in the industry to stay open longer and expand offerings to guests. With more than 3,000 J-1 international students working in the state, it is important that our industry contacts federal officials to keep our industry at its economic best. Read more here.

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September 21, 2017
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Power of Ohio Travel Economy to be Presented During Congressman Bob Latta Press Conference

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

Birding and a Healthy Ecosystem Contribute to Traveler Spending

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September 28, 2017

Deadline for Paul Sherlock Award Nominations

Recognize an Ohio Travel Champion

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Employment Opportunities

09/06/2017

Advertising and Project Coordinator

Ohio Magazine

Ohio Magazine, a publication of Great Lakes Publishing, seeks an Advertising & Project Coordinator. The successful candidate will provide support for the advertising, accounting, production and custom media teams. 

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