US Department of Labor Proposes New Overtime Rules

OTA Submits Comments Opposing Proposed Rules

The Ohio Travel Association submitted comments protesting new regulation changes to overtime. The lack of a cost-of-living index will create inequity and particular hardships for rural and seasonal tourism businesses.

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Representing Ohio’s $40 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.


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Partner Highlight: Explore Licking County

We would like to take the time to thank one of our incredible dinner sponsors who helped to support our 2015 Conference on Tourism. As part of Explore Licking County’s rebranding process, they have changed the messaging they share with potential travelers. Here is just a sample of this enticing new strategy.


What do you Love about the Travel Industry? Hear from a Few of Your Colleagues!

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it is great to reflect on all of the things we love! So, OTA decided to ask a few of our industry members: “What do you love about the travel industry?”


Heartland Travel Showcase Wrap-Up

Last weekend, the Heartland Travel Showcase hosted both tour operators and exhibitors for its 31st year. More than 500 tourism industry members met to strike deals within the group tour industry, all while having a great time and exploring the beautiful city of Grand Rapids, Michigan!

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