WE ARE OTA
Representing Ohio’s $38 billion tourism industry, the Ohio Travel Association (OTA) brings the industry together to create change, stay on top of trends, and increase sales. Our members include all sectors of Ohio’s tourism industry, including attractions, museums, hotels, destination marketing organizations, restaurants, and suppliers.
We believe in Ohio’s tourism industry and it shows.
Established in 1991, the scholarship is presented to support a travel, tourism or hospitality student from Ohio
Erin Holter of North Royalton, is attending Johnson and Wales University pursuing hospitality, culinary and restaurant management. She would like to use her education to plan and create healthy, unique meals on a large scale for big events and hopes to begin her own banquet facility or event planning business.
30th Annual Group Travel Showcase Attracts National Tour Operators, Highlights Ohio Group Tour Destinations
(Chicago, IL) 2/26/15 - More than 500 destinations, tour operator companies and media partners from across America's Heartland region gathered at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago Feb 20-22. For those in attendance, the 30th annual Heartland Travel Showcase, produced by the Ohio Travel Association, was an opportunity to promote group travel itineraries, develop professional relationships, and learn about the group tour market.
More than 85 industry representatives shared ideas and thoughts
Last fall, the Ohio Travel Association partnered with Ohio State University to explore the professional development and education needs of our industry. Before the report is finalized and distributed, OTA reached out to the industry at regional meetings throughout Ohio.