WE ARE OTA
Representing Ohio’s $42 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.
Growth, Change and What to Look Forward To
With an ever-growing and expanding travel industry, constantly changing trends dominate the majority of the interactions between the traveler and the provider. With an anticipated “boom year,” group travel will continue to grow in 2017 and into the future.
An Outlook for 2017
As humans evolve, so does technology. We replaced buggies for trains, trains for cars, and cars for planes. It’s hard to go anywhere without interacting with some sort of technological service. Grocery stores have automated checkout, and hotels have automated check-in. Artificial intelligence may be closer than previously thought. According to the Deloitte Center for Industry Insights’ Annual 2017 Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook report, “Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are reaching a new level of maturity.” Technology and travel are, and have been, forever intertwined, and as travel grows, so does the technological advancements that propel travel. Here’s what you need to know to navigate the border between tech and travel.
Learn More About Christian’s Involvement with OTA
Please join us in welcoming our newest intern, Christian Cholcher. A senior at The Ohio State University, Christian is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in English, with a focus in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. With his love for both fiction and poetry writing, Christian hopes to use his creative skills in the professional world. After graduation in May 2017, Christian hopes to pursue a career in magazine writing, novel writing or publishing.