AKRON, OH: The Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that two signature 2017 travel & tourism industry conferences have selected to hold their events in Greater Akron.
The Outdoor Writers of Ohio (OWO) will be hosting their annual conference at the Clarion Inn & Conference Center, May 5-7, with activities and tours reaching throughout Summit County. Comprised of journalists, authors, broadcasters and professional communicators, the OWO leverages our states outdoor assets through their coverage. Article II of their constitution reads: As an organization of professional communicators, Outdoor Writers of Ohio is devoted to fostering the highest standards of journalistic skill and integrity among its membership. Although OWO embraces no political philosophy, the organization and its membership are pledged to promote the wise use of our natural resources and to defend the environment against abuse and exploitation. Above all else, the Outdoor Writers of Ohio, Inc., recognizes and accepts the role of the media as a public trust and is dedicated to the ideals of truth and conservation without regard to personal or private gain. (www.outdoorwritersofohio.org)
Later this year, the Ohio Travel Association (OTA) will host its annual Conference on Travel at the Hilton Akron Fairlawn Hotel & Suites, October 31 – Nov 2. With a membership representing all facets of Ohio’s travel, tourism and hospitality industry, OTA is Ohio’s premier association for professional development, industry advocacy and asset promotion. The conference will feature industry keynoters, break-out discussions, award presentations and engaging networking opportunities. (www.ohiotravel.org)
“We’re honored and excited to have two chances to showcase our community to our hospitality industry colleagues this year,” states Jim Mahon, VP of Marketing & Brand Management for the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We have some terrific ‘experiences’ planned for attendees of both events. From racing cars on Derby Downs to a masquerade ball at Greystone Hall, our colleagues and friends will not soon forget their time with us,” Mahon adds.