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Upcoming Keynote Speaker Dennis Snow Gives a Taste of OCOT Presentation

With the Ohio Conference on Travel up and coming, we’re getting revved up about it, and we want you to feel just as excited as we are! For the next few weeks, we’re interviewing some of our keynote speakers about their upcoming presentations at OCOT to give you a taste of all you can expect at the conference itself. This week, we interviewed Dennis Snow, a nationally-known speaker that knows customer service inside and out. Snow has over 20 years with the Walt Disney Company, in addition to his many skills and experiences in speaking, authoring, training, and consulting.


Huntley Named Chair of Ohio Business Coalition for Education

To help encourage business careers as a student choice, MBA Research and the Ohio Department of Education have formed the Ohio Business Coalition for Education and have named OTA’s Melinda Huntley as chair through June 2019.


Return to Our Roots: Remembering the Power of Frontline Staff

After speaking to a group of frontline employees graduating from Visit Canton's STAR program, OTA Executive Director Melinda Huntley shares her thoughts on the power of the frontline and how to reconnect to our industry's purpose by stepping out now and then.


New Ohio Trails Website is Looking for Your Trails

A new website has been launched to help outdoor enthusiasts find trails to explore in Ohio. Created by ODNR, this website is the result of the Ohio Trails Partnership, of which Ohio Travel Association has been involved with since the beginning. Now it's time to populate the site.

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Upcoming Events

 July 2018 
  • Your Chance to Shine and to Showcase Your Marketing and Communications Skills

    July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018

RUBY Awards Deadline

Your Chance to Shine and to Showcase Your Marketing and Communications Skills

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July 27, 2018

Tourism Day at Ohio State Fair with OTA and ODNR

ODNR Natural Resource Park

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Employment Opportunities


Partner Relations Manager

Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Sandusky, Ohio

Lake Erie Shores and Islands is seeking a self-directed, experienced sales professional to join our team! This individual will be responsible for a variety of sales and account maintenance activities associated with prospective and existing tourism industry partners. Being goal-oriented, highly organized, and possessing strong written and verbal communication skills are all requirements of this position. Some weekend and evening hours may be required. This is a full-time, year-round, exempt position with full benefits.

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Audience Marketing Manager

Ripple Effect Digital Marketing

Cleveland, Ohio

Ripple Effect Digital Marketing, a Great Lakes Publishing company, is looking for an Audience Marketing Manager. Our Ripple Effect team helps local businesses navigate the fast-paced, ever-changing digital landscape with cutting edge tactics built on serving customers while maintaining their authentic identity. Ripple Effect also acts as the in-house agency for Great Lakes Publishing’s magazine brands: Cleveland Magazine, Ohio Magazine and Lake Erie Living. This newly created position offers the best of both worlds for the right candidate: the chance to work with well-established and trusted brands and be part of an incredible digital growth opportunity.

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