Mr. Eric B. Hansen, AIA, ISHC attended the three-day Ohio Conference on Tourism, held in Springfield, Ohio last week. As an officer of the Board of Directors, and Co-chairman of the Legislative Committee for the Ohio Travel Association (OTA), Mr. Hansen delivered the annual PAC speech during the Ohio Tourism Leadership Dinner on Wednesday evening, with an emphasis on the industry advocacy role the OTA engages in on a daily basis. In addition to numerous break-out sessions, tourism education opportunities, and professional networking events, the annual meeting of the OTA was held during the conference. Mr. Hansen was duly elected to assume the responsibilities as President-Elect of the OTA for the coming year. The Ohio Conference on Tourism is Ohio’s signature event for learning about the $38 billion tourism industry in the State. Mr. Hansen will be attending an OTA planning session at the board retreat in November.
April 13, 2021
Despite 2020 challenges, growth within the U.S. waterpark market is projected for 2021: The COVID-19 crisis was the definitive event of 2020. The lodging and attractions industries were among the most negatively impacted sectors and experienced record declines in occupancy, attendance, and revenue. With mandated closures, limited capacities, and travel restrictions, many outdoor waterparks delayedREAD MORE