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Introducing the Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy Class of 2019

The Ohio Travel Association sends a warm welcome to the 2019 members of the Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy. Upon completing the six-month program, classmates will graduate at the Ohio Conference on Travel in fall, joining more than 150 existing alumni who have gone on to serve on state and national boards, lead tourism development efforts throughout the state, hold public offices and represent the interests of the travel industry in their community, regions, state and nation.


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. 

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Upcoming Events

 January 2019 
January 23, 2019

Ohio Travel Association, Executive and Full Board Meetings

Ohio Travel Association

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January 28, 2019

Power of Travel in NW Ohio and SE Michigan. Driving Business, Jobs and Economic Development

Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg

TMACOG General Assembly

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Employment Opportunities


Executive Director

Westerville Visitor and Convention Bureau

Westerville, Ohio

The Executive Director will serve as the top staff executive for the WVCB and has the overall responsibility of promoting Westerville as a desirable destination for leisure and business travelers and increase convention and meeting bookings as well as group and tour business. This person will work directly with the WVCB Board of Trustees on policymaking and strategy for the organization and will serve as the primary spokesperson for Westerville Visitor and Convention Bureau.

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Visitor Outreach Coordinator

Visit Canton

Canton, Ohio

The overall purpose of this position is to assist the Executive Vice President of Marketing & Communications in all aspects of the organization’s visitor outreach marketing, visitor information services, and visitor inquiry data and customer relationship management.

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Guest Experience Associate

Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Cleveland, Ohio

Guest Experience Associates are responsible for ensuring guests have a fun and educational experience. Daily activities include rotating through key positions ranging from welcoming guests, to educating guests of all ages about fresh and salt water animals, assisting them in the purchase of a ticket or annual pass to leading school tours through the Aquarium and conducting animal encounters.

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