2016 Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy

Applications are Now Being Accepted

Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy Class Of 2014




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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The 2015 Ohio Conference on Tourism: Join the Conversation

Engage with colleagues and join the conversation at the 2015 Ohio Conference on Tourism where more than 500 industry members will convene to learn, network, and be inspired by the momentum of the travel industry. This year’s conference marks the largest industry gathering of its kind in Ohio, as the Ohio Travel Association partners with the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association for a Monday night gala celebrating the Ohio tourism industry.


Meet OTA's Incoming President

Eric Hansen to be Installed Nov. 18

It was a joy to interview Eric Hansen who had a lot of insight to offer on the tourism industry and OTA.


New! Bid on a Research Study Discount During the Silent Auction

Get a Discount on a Conversion and ROI Study

If a research study is part of your strategy for 2016, pay attention here! During the Ohio Conference on Tourism’s silent auction on Nov. 16, you could bid on a gift certificate to buy a research study through North Star Destination Strategies. North Star helps clients understand the depth of their target community, competition, and consumers. This information has proven to be crucial in understanding consumer perceptions, visitor spending, advertising area hotspots, and many other components of this industry. Interested attendees are encouraged to bid on a $5,000 discount off a study. The amount bid will be deducted from a full research package. This item can be invoiced. Click here to read details.

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Marion Area Convention & Visitors Bureau