Become a Member of the Ohio Travel Association

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Please consider investing in the Ohio Travel Association. We know cash is tight, but your membership will enable us to continue our work for the industry. The Ohio Travel Association does not receive public dollars, but is supported only by the members it serves and participation in our events, such as webinars, conferences and Heartland Travel Showcase. Our work can only continue with your generous support.

Why is an OTA membership important?

  1. We have your back
  2. We keep you connected
  3. We keep you informed
  4. We help you tell your story
  5. Ohio’s travel economy is stronger through your support

We have your back. Because we are supported by businesses and not public dollars, we advocate on your behalf. Every day, we represent your interests by working with federal and state officials to do what is needed to protect your business and the industry. This includes – but is not limited to – business liability protection, expansion of relief packages and programs to stimulate future travel and meetings/conventions. We represent the needs of our member businesses when new restrictions are proposed. With an eye on future needs, we expand and clarify existing state reopening guidelines when appropriate, such as developing meetings/convention guidelines based on square footage so these are ready when virus rates are more controlled.

We keep you connected. You are not alone. It’s amazing how much better we all feel when we can connect with others, even virtually. OTA provides many opportunities to gather, including informal OTA Travel Talks where you can share ideas and struggles. But OTA goes beyond just networking. Every day, we offer problem-solving services like personal assistance, facilitation of discussions with key officials and businesses facing similar challenges.

We keep you informed. It’s hard to make sense of all the information coming at us. Boy, do we get it. That’s why we make sure you are up to speed on what’s most important. From timely market research, to funding and promotional opportunities, we deliver what you need to know when you need it. OTA educates and informs through weekly enewsletters, webinars, virtual conversations, and other means to communicate new information, discuss challenges and share best practices.

We help you tell your story. OTA raises awareness of the devastating effects COVID-19 has had on the Ohio travel economy, our businesses and our industry’s employees. But our storytelling goes beyond; it’s about communicating why your business and what you do is important to the overall Ohio economy. It’s about generating respect for the power of Ohio travel to encourage future investments in our people and our places.      

Ohio’s travel economy is stronger through your support. For less than $40 a month, your OTA membership can make a difference. When all of us contribute just a little through membership, it creates a stronger voice to do what is needed for today and tomorrow. We are truly stronger together – attractions, DMOs, wineries, breweries, ferryboats, hotels, restaurants, liveries, retailers, museums (just to name a few).  

Be sure to visit the Program and Services Menu page for a listing of Ohio Travel Association member benefits. To print, share or email OTA's Program and Services Menu to a coworker or colleague, click here. 

Please note that the Student membership is reserved for students enrolled in 2-year, undergraduate, and graduate courses of study, as well as high school students. This membership level does not include those working fulltime in the industry who are pursuing degrees. Our goal with this level is to give students networking and educational levels to help them with career success and decisions, as well as to connect them to job openings.       

2022 OTA Membership Investment (Through 12/31/22)

Organizational Membership +1 Associate Member


Organizational Membership +2 Associate Members


Organizational Membership +3 Associate Members


Organizational Membership +4 to 10 Associate Members


Student Membership


Ohio Hospitality Educator Membership