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Industry Insights

TourismOhio Advisory Board Meets Nov. 15

The TourismOhio Advisory Board met Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Ohio History Connection. Advisory board members present included Tami Brown (Greater Cleveland Aquarium), Lee Alexakos (Cedar Fair), Ellen Grinsfelder (Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls), Dan Sullivan (HNS Sports Group), Joe Mazur (Cuyahoga Scenic Valley Railroad), Jodi Burroughs (Hocking Hills Canopy Tours/Grove City Brewery) and Dan Young (Young’s Jersey Dairy).


Working on Workforce Development

Finding employees with strong work ethics and basic soft skills seems to be a challenge for everyone these days. Even finding enough employees to operate is a problem. Over and over again, we hear about your struggles to not only staff fully, but to retain the talent you have in place. Learn what OTA is doing and what is on the horizon.


Ohio Travel Association Year in Review

The Ohio Travel Association's mission is clear - we provide businesses and organizations who depend on a strong travel economy with an industry-led forum for creating change and making good things happen. Large or small, rural or urban, north or south - those supporting our work through membership are those who make this industry one of the top in the state. The OTA Board and staff thank you for an epic year of support and engagement. 


Critical Travel Infrastructure Projects Needed

The National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure advises the Secretary of Transportation on project priorities and funding needs. They are developing a list of national projects, and they want to hear from you. Projects must alleviate congestion, accommodate future growth in long-haul travel and enhance connectivity to major destinations and tourism assets. Read more and submit your projects here.

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Upcoming Events

 November 2018 
December 4, 2018

Great Lake's USA's China Readiness Seminar

Crowne Plaza Chicago SW - Burr Ridge

Prepare for the Top Overseas Traveler Market in the Great Lakes States

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Employment Opportunities


Guest Experience Lead

Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Cleveland, Ohio

The Guest Experience Lead is responsible for the day-to-day logistics and operations for the Guest Experience Associate team, ensuring that they have the training and resources they need to provide our guests with a fun and educational experience at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

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Research Aide

The Ohio State University

Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Under the direction of the Stone Lab Assistant Manager and Education and Outreach Manager, assumes responsibility of all operations as it relates to the Aquatic Visitors Center (AVC).

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Account Manager

Ohio Magazine

Toledo, Ohio

Ohio Magazine, produced by Great Lakes Publishing Company, seeks an account manager to handle the Northwest Ohio, Lake Erie Islands and Michigan markets. This candidate will be responsible for prospecting, selling and maintaining accounts for our printed and digital communications solutions.

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