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Industry Insights

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.


Ohio Travel Association Year in Review

The Ohio Travel Association's mission is clear - we provide businesses and organizations who depend on a strong travel economy with an industry-led forum for creating change and making good things happen. Large or small, rural or urban, north or south - those supporting our work through membership are those who make this industry one of the top in the state. The OTA Board and staff thank you for an epic year of support and engagement. 

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Upcoming Events

 January 2019 
January 23, 2019

Ohio Travel Association, Executive and Full Board Meetings

Ohio Travel Association

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January 28, 2019

Power of Travel in NW Ohio and SE Michigan. Driving Business, Jobs and Economic Development

Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg

TMACOG General Assembly

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Employment Opportunities


Marketing Communications Assistant

Destination Toledo

Toledo, Ohio

Destination Toledo is seeking a part-time, entry level Marketing Communications Assistant to join our team. This person would work closely with the Digital Marketing Coordinator and Experience Toledo Manager with marketing and external communications including but not limited to website, social media, print and email newsletters.

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Group Experience Coordinator

Destination Toledo

Toledo, Ohio

Destination Toledo is seeking a full-time Group Experience Coordinator to join our team. The Group Experience Coordinator is responsible for not only identifying and fulfilling the needs of meeting planners and group leaders, but coming up with unique and creative ways to provide memorable experiences during their visit.

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Relationship Manager

Destination Toledo

Toledo, Ohio

Destination Toledo is seeking a full-time Relationship Manager to join our team. This person will report directly to the Vice President, Sales and Relationship Management. We believe successful sales teams are quick to connect while building and creating relationships with customers and each other.

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