Current Issues


Issues come in the form of pending legislation or regulations, or they may be brought to our elected officials proactively as a way to make Ohio stronger. Regardless of their origins, the following issues are those that the Ohio Travel Association and its partners have tackled lately.

If there is an issue, policy, regulation or rule that concerns your business or organization, please contact Melinda Huntley, Ohio Travel Association Executive Director, at mhuntley@ohiotravel.org.

Telling the Story of the Ohio Travel Economy

Ohio Travel Economy Fuels the Economy, Jobs and Communities (Ongoing)


Improving the Business Climate in Ohio

Encourage Use of Earned Vacation Time (Ongoing)

Federal Government Shutdown Threatens Travel Economy (Resolved)

Lake Erie Land Use Plan for Tourism Proposed (Stalled)

Opposing Sales Tax Expansion to Services and Admissions (Defeated)

Changing the Way Online Travel Companies Remit Taxes in Ohio (Pending)

 


Increasing Ohio’s Competitiveness in the Tourism Market

Amend Proposed Law to Enforce Additional Oversight on Advertising Expenditures (Pending)

Restore Funding for Brand USA(Pending) 

Proposed Efforts to Increase Agritourism (Passed)

Increasing TourismOhio Funding to Make Ohio More Competitive (Pending)

Encouraging Schools to Start Post Labor Day (Pending)


Making Ohio’s Guests Feel Welcome

Travel Information Center Brochure Distribution (Distribution Resolved)

 


Protecting Ohio’s Competitive Advantage

 Eliminating Algal Blooms on Lake Erie and Inland Lakes (Ongoing)