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Industry Insights

Thoughts on Opportunities for our Industry's Workforce Challenges

The Ohio Travel Association has been taking a deep dive into education, learning about opportunities and challenges for educating what is our industry's future workforce. Melinda Huntley, OTA Executive Director, shares some insights on what she's learning and sharing.


Introducing the Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy Class of 2019

The Ohio Travel Association sends a warm welcome to the 2019 members of the Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy. Upon completing the six-month program, classmates will graduate at the Ohio Conference on Travel in fall, joining more than 150 existing alumni who have gone on to serve on state and national boards, lead tourism development efforts throughout the state, hold public offices and represent the interests of the travel industry in their community, regions, state and nation.


TourismOhio Advisory Board Meets Nov. 15

The TourismOhio Advisory Board met Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Ohio History Connection. Advisory board members present included Tami Brown (Greater Cleveland Aquarium), Lee Alexakos (Cedar Fair), Ellen Grinsfelder (Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls), Dan Sullivan (HNS Sports Group), Joe Mazur (Cuyahoga Scenic Valley Railroad), Jodi Burroughs (Hocking Hills Canopy Tours/Grove City Brewery) and Dan Young (Young’s Jersey Dairy).


Working on Workforce Development

Finding employees with strong work ethics and basic soft skills seems to be a challenge for everyone these days. Even finding enough employees to operate is a problem. Over and over again, we hear about your struggles to not only staff fully, but to retain the talent you have in place. Learn what OTA is doing and what is on the horizon.

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Upcoming Events

 February 2019 
  • Participate in this Ohio Statehouse Event Advocating for Heritage Tourism and Historic Preservation

    Ohio Statehouse

    February 27, 2019

February 22-24, 2019

Heartland Travel Showcase

Detroit, MI

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February 27, 2019

Ohio Statehood Day

Ohio Statehouse

Participate in this Ohio Statehouse Event Advocating for Heritage Tourism and Historic Preservation

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Employment Opportunities


Sales Manager (Marketing/Public Relations Specialist)

Greene County CVB

Beavercreek, Ohio

Greene County CVB is looking for a Sales Manager. The Sales Manager position is responsible for developing, managing, and implementing sales and marketing strategies, cultivating and managing new and existing relationships with clients, and reporting and evaluating data.

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Public Information Officer 1

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Columbus, Ohio

The ODNR is looking for a Public Information Officer to plan and direct internal communications, coordinate activities, design and plan marketing strategies, and maintain and update their website and social media.

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Tourism Sales Manager

Experience Columbus

Columbus, Ohio

Experience Columbus is searching for a Tourism Sales Manager. This position will primarily promote and sell Columbus as a leisure destination for group tours to group leaders, family and Military reunion planners, bank travel clubs and affinity groups.

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