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Ohio Voters Support a Later and more Unified School Start

Ohio voters want more time in the summer to spend with families and to earn money, and they want less time in hot classrooms.   In response to Senator Gayle Manning’s introduction of Senate Bill 34, a bill which would make starting school after Labor Day the default unless local school boards hold public hearings, the Ohio Travel Association worked with a renowned public opinion polling firm to explore how Ohioans feel about the issue. Public Opinion Strategies conducted a statewide survey of 800 registered Ohio voters in September.


Scholarships Available for those Aiming for a Career in the Travel Industry

Through a partnership with TourismCares and NTA, an Ohio scholarship is being awarded to a deserving student studying for his or her travel industry career.


COSI Partners with American Museum of Natural History to Offer Hands-On Exhibit

The Center of Science and Industry in Columbus (COSI) opened a new, permanent dinosaur gallery. Learn how COSI became the first museum to open a permanent gallery with the nationally-recognized American Museum of Natural History. From a team of scientists and newly formed partnership, look at how an already strong state attraction could work to grow the experience offered to visitors.


Ohio Conference on Travel Drives Change and Fosters Education

This year at the Ohio Conference on Travel, travel industry members met in the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel and Suites in Akron, Ohio to discuss travel trends and opportunities, as well as to hear from national experts. The conference was held Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.

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Employment Opportunities


Customer Service and Travel Planner

Fun Bus

Fun Bus is looking to fill a full time customer service and travel planner position. This person will work with customers via telephone who travel with Fun Bus and with vendors including hotels, restaurants and attractions across the country.

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Associate Art Director of Custom Media

Ohio Magazine

Ohio Magazine, a division of Great Lakes Publishing, has an open position for an Associate Art Director of Custom Media in their Columbus office. They are looking for an extremely creative, energetic, organized individual to design and layout printed & electronic graphic materials.

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