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Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy Opens 2023 Registration


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Program Details: 

The mission of the Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy is to provide education, resources and networks needed to develop travel professionals for the state of Ohio. Throughout the course, participants network and learn alongside other tourism professionals within the class as well as guest speakers from around the state. 

This program is perfectly tailored for those new to the travel industry, as well as for those wanting to dig deeper. Discover challenges and opportunities unique to the travel industry, and be inspired to execute your value and vision in your career.

Connect to peers in the industry who are currently leading the way, as they introduce you to industry issues and opportunities in such a way that solutions can be envisioned. Gain a basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of becoming a leader in your organization, community and the state. Build a network of industry colleagues. 

Class members have included those from attractions, museums, theme parks, DMOs, local government, state agencies, federal legislators, community development offices, restaurants, hotels and more. 

Tuition for 2023:

Ohio Travel Association Members: $825
Non-Members: $900

What You Can Expect:

The program consists of six in-person sessions held in central Ohio, January through June 2023. Click the link above for dates and details. 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Melinda Huntley at


Questions about OTLA? Contact Melinda Huntley at

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