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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

 June 2019 
  • Boat House at Confluence Park, Columbus, OH

    June 4, 2019

July 12, 2019

Technology Trends for Tomorrow: Changes in Technology Worth Paying Attention To

Bryn Du Mansion, Licking County, OH

Focus on Tourism Workshop

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Employment Opportunities


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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Marketing & Social Media Manager

Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)

77 E Mill St, Akron, OH 44308

A permanent full-time (40 hours per week) position with the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is now available. The CVB also manages the John S. Knight Center, Greystone Hall and the Sports Alliance of Greater Akron.

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Associate Editor, Custom Media

Great Lakes Publishing


Great Lakes Publishing seeks an Associate Editor, Custom Media for our Cleveland office. We’re looking for a savvy editor with experience in reporting, writing and editing various forms of prose for our client publications in travel, business and specialty fields.

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