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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How to Hook the Leisure Traveler

leisure market represents approximately 78% of all travelers. Aside from representing a large segment in the marketplace, leisure travelers also have money to spend. The direct spending on leisure travel by domestic and international travelers in the U.S. totaled $644.9 billion in 2014. Learn what interests and tools leisure visitors use to book trips.


Check out 15 Reasons to Renew Your Membership Today

As the New Year gains momentum, ensure that this is the year that you grow your business by again engaging in Ohio’s $40 billion tourism industry. The benefits of membership in OTA are many, but we’ve chosen the 15 that our members tend to value the most. Learn more about how the Ohio Travel Association can benefit your organization by renewing your membership today. The process is easy, and the investment is priceless. Simply contact Karen Eylon, at keylon@ohiotravel.org, for more information.


The Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy Launches for its 8th Year!

Members of the Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy, otherwise known as OTLA, met in Columbus this week to discuss tourism’s contributions to the economy. This program aims to teach members about opportunities and challenges of Ohio’s travel industry.

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