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Ohio Trails Vision Establishes the Path for Managing and Promoting Trail Experiences

ODNR released an Ohio Trails Vision this week outlining recommendations for improving the marketing and development of Ohio trail experiences. The 24-member Trails Advisory Team worked with ODNR to develop this plan, to conduct five regional public meetings and to conduct an online survey. OTA served on this team and made sure the recommendations you made during our stateside nature forums were considered.


OTA and its Partners Pursue Competitive TourismOhio Funding

To better compete for the attention (and dollars!) of travelers, OTA joins forces with its partners to request $18 million each year for TourismOhio funding.


Summer Jobs are a Ticket to Success (and Higher Salaries)

Work ethic. Punctuality. Teamwork. These are all skills identified by Ohio employers as important in a new-hire. Learn how OTA is developing a new program to connect learning these skills to the travel industry. And hear about a pilot project launching at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and The Wilds.


Your Help Needed to Renew J-1 Summer Work Travel Program

Many Ohio businesses depend on J-1 Summer Work Travel and Camp workers to round out their workforce. We are asking for you to sign up as a business supporting retention of these programs in the federal appropriations bill.

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Upcoming Events

 July 2019 
August 15, 2019

Deadline to Submit Ohio State Park Evaluation Reports

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Employment Opportunities


Operations Manager

Enjoy Oxford - Visitors Bureau

14 Park Place, Suite C, Oxford, OH 45056

Operations Manager; This position is primarily responsible for managing financial information, event logistics and office operations. Deadline to apply is July 30th. Email cover letter and resume to

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Group Sales Manager

Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau

405 SW Public Square #272, Troy, OH 45373

The Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau is looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to fill the role of Group Sales Manager. This person will be responsible for designing and implementing projects related to the group tour market, sports tourism market and leisure market activities.

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Executive Director

Destination Delaware County

34 S Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015

This position requires a savvy, motivated and visionary leader, well versed in organizational management, marketing, product/destination development, stakeholder development and human resource management. A highly visible position in the community, the Executive Director will be in a position requiring tact, diplomacy and good judgment in making decisions which will reflect upon the entire staff, Board of directors and organization.

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