2017 Live and Silent Auctions

Sponsored by Dispatch Media Group

Live Auction

At the Ohio Conference on Travel, the live auction showcases various media packages. The items range from digital advertising products to full page ads in major publications. 


Item Details

Crossings Magazine

Estimated Value: $3,800
Bid on this item, and receive a one third page, two column ad with Crossings Magazine! Crossings Magazine is a lifestyle magazine distributed to various travel information centers and select newspapers across Ontario and the U.S. Midwest.


Estimated Value: $14,000
Bid on this full page ad in AAA Home & Away's Columbus, Ohio region. This circulation includes 457,000 AAA members! This certificate is valid for the Jan./Feb. 2018, March/April 2018 or May/June 2018 issue of Home & Away.


Estimated Value: $20,800
Bid On Two 2 x 4 One-Week Statewide Ad Placements. With a Circulation of 1,067,080, This Item Includes Daily and Weekly Newspapers of General Circulation, as well as Total Market Coverage and Newspaper Extension Publications in 76 Counties Across Ohio.

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Estimated Value: $10,500
The Dayton Magazine and Cincinnati Magazine combined have more than 39,000 subscribers who will see your half page ad. Also included in the package is the sponsorship of one Mid-Western Traveler dedicated emailer. Don’t miss your chance to bid on the Midwestern Traveler Package! 

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Estimated Value: $10,000
Advance 360 has had more than 5.9 million unique visitors to Cleveland.com on a global level in just a month! The package offered covers a CRM analysis, Google Analytics review and setup, social, display, print and ROS on Cleveland.com.

Group Tour Media Estimated Value: $3,100
Bid on this package containing $3,100 worth of advertising with Group Tour Media. This item is the equivalent of a one fourth page ad in Group Tour Magazine or Student Group Tour Magazine!
Ohio Magazine Estimated Value: $7,500
Bid on one full page ad in any issue of Ohio Magazine, named Best Magazine in Ohio by the Press Club of Cleveland. Ohio Magazine has a total readership of 358,000 that loves to learn more about all the experiences Ohio has to offer.
Akron Beacon Journal Page 001 Estimated Value: $5,000
Bid on this package containing a quarter page ad in Akron Beacon Journal and a medium rectangle ad with 200,000 impressions on Ohio.com!
Dmg Estimated Value: $5,114
Receive a quarter page full color ad in The Columbus Dispatch! With more than 500,000 readers, this is a great way to showcase your product.
Midwest Living Estimated Value: $3,780
Promote your destination or attraction in the "Best of the Midwest Travel 2018,"  a summer travel guide from the editors of Midwest Living, with an estimated distribution of 125,000. Insert your travel directory ad, 2.25" by 4", in this summer travel guide!

Live Auction

Silent Auction

At the Ohio Conference on Travel, get a head start on your holiday shopping when you bid on the great packages featured in the Silent Auction. The Silent Auction helps the shared mission of the travel industry by supporting educational programming.




Item Details


1 Bengals, Beer, Bed, Breakfast and More! $735 Enjoy two club level tickets to the Bengals game versus the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 26, 2017 (1 pm) at the Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati! Also, get a one-night weekend stay for two at the Westin Cincinnati. Receive a private tour and tasting for 12 at New Riff Distillery. Also, receive a $25 gift card to DowntownCincinnati.com participating merchants.




2 Amish Country Getaway $350 Sneak away to Amish Country! Receive Two $50 gift certificates to Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market, and receive a complimentary one-night stay in a king or double queen suite for two people at the Berlin Grande Hotel. 6
3 Whitewater Rafting for Two $220 Enjoy a whitewater rafting adventure trip for two on the New River in West Virginia, also called “The Grand Canyon of the East”! It includes one day on the New River with lunch, continental breakfast and beverages after rafting. 8
4 1920’s Bootlegger's Treasure with Beer and Bourbon $300 Bid on this item and receive four hand blown pilsners, two whiskey glasses, bourbon and 24 Heritage Beers. 9
Columbus Blue Jackets Team
Signed Jersey

Bid on this men’s XL Columbus Blue Jackets Jersey, which was signed by the full CBJ team!


6 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Getaway $403 Bid on this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gift package, and prepare for a legendary music experience! Included in the package are four admission tickets and some fan favorites, such as a long live rock mug, water bottle and apparel. Also, receive an overnight stay in a standard room at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Beachwood.



Legendary Granville Inn Stay $199 If you are looking for the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern convenience, then bid for this standard overnight stay including continental breakfast at the Granville Inn! Located just 30 minutes east of Columbus, the Granville Inn is surrounded by rolling hills, soaring trees and a charming New England style village. 13
 8 Snow Trails Fun $198 Choose between a full day of skiing/snowboarding for two, including equipment rental and group lessons, or two hours of snow tubing for four. Snow Trails is considered Ohio’s finest winter resort. 14
 9 Columbus Attractions Package $277 Get ready for an adventure, and bid on this zip line canopy tour for two people, wine tasting for four at Wyandotte Winery, and a family membership to Ohio History Connection!




10  Greater Cleveland Aquarium Getaway $320 Get an inside perspective at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium! Bid for this special certificate which includes four admission tickets and a guided gallery tour, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at aquarium operations. Also, receive an overnight stay in an executive king studio suite at Homewood Suites by Hilton.



11 Miller Boat Line Experience $28 Get two adult round-trip tickets to the Miller Ferry at Put-In Bay, and enjoy a fun-filled island experience right in Ohio! 15
12 Ohio Museums Association Coffee Mug and Individual Membership $50 In addition to the Ohio Museums Coffee mug, this package includes a one year, individual membership to the Ohio Museums Association! Take advantage of the great perks and benefits that accompany OMA membership, including deep discounts on registration to OMA events, like the regional professional development workshops and the 2018 Annual Conference. 16
13 Six Admissions to Kelton House Museum and Garden $36 Get six admission tickets for a tour of the Kelton House Museum and Garden in Columbus! Built in 1852, the house has been preserved with Kelton family Victorian treasures from the 1800s. The Keltons were strong abolitionists and used their home to hide fugitive slaves as a stop on the Underground Railroad.  17
14 Six Admissions to Kelton House $36 Get six admission tickets for a tour of the Kelton House Museum and Garden in Columbus! Built in 1852, the house has been preserved with Kelton family Victorian treasures from the 1800s. The Keltons were strong abolitionists and used their home to hide fugitive slaves as a stop on the Underground Railroad.  17
 15 Portrait Session $1,185 Get a one-hour portrait gift certificate from award-winning photographer Thomas Fallon. Don’t miss the chance to own a piece of art that will be a treasured keepsake for many decades and generations to come. This includes a one-hour portrait planning session, one hour design and décor session. Thomas Fallon Photography
16 Photograph Certificate $495 Enjoy a Sea Glass Fine Art photography gift certificate from award-winning photographer, Thomas Fallon! Apply your $495 certificate to custom wall art from the portfolio in any size and finish, or select one of the limited-edition prints - the perfect piece of art to decorate your home or office. Sea Glass Fine Art Photography
17 Davis Love Autographed Bridgestone Invitational Pin Flag $50 Calling all golf fans, bid on a Davis Love autographed Bridgestone Invitational Pin Flag!  24
18 Youngstown Historical Center Admission for Eight $60 Get eight admissions and one private guided tour of the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor. Learn about the steel industry that dominated Youngstown in the 20th century. Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor
19 Weekday Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls $179 Enjoy a quiet retreat with this gift certificate for the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls! It includes a weekday stay for two adults in a B&B Inn room along with hearty country breakfast the next morning.  25
20 Columbus Night Stay for Two $169

Enjoy a night stay at Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU for two, and discover a new kind of Hyatt for today’s relaxed lifestyle.

21 Shopping and Overnight Experience $259 Receive an overnight stay at Holiday Inn and dinner at Max & Ermas at the Robert’s Centre in Wilmington. Not far away in Jeffersonville, enjoy a shopping spree for $100 at the Tanger Outlets!  2728
22 North Canton Museum Getaway $210 Enjoy a weekend getaway with the bed and breakfast package at Hilton Garden Inn Akron-Canton. The package includes a one night stay on a Friday or Saturday with breakfast for two adults! Also, receive six free passes to MAPS Air Museum in North Canton! The MAPS Air Museum is an internationally-known museum of aviation and serves as a center of aviation history for northeast Ohio.





23 COSI Getaway $344

Enjoy a complimentary night at the Courtyard by Marriott Columbus OSU. Also, receive four admission tickets to COSI, a planetarium t-shirt, mug and hat! The hotel is conveniently located near the Arena District, not far from COSI.


What’s Cooking in Lexington
Gift Basket

$100 This gift basket includes a bourbon sugar and spice set,  a Kentucky bourbon cookbook, bourbon smoked chilli powder, an apron and spatula, a big Lex horse, as well as two VisitLEX VIP Attraction Passes valid for two of the following: Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, The Henry Clay Estate, Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Explorium of Lexington, Headley-Whitney Museum, Hunt-Morgan House, Kentucky Horse Park, Mary Todd Lincoln House, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, The Thoroughbred Center or Waveland State Historic Site.  33
25 Rutherford B. Hayes Museum Tickets for Four $52 With these four admission tickets, experience the life of 19th President Rutherford B. Hayes through guided tours of his 31-room mansion. Learn more about his life in the museum exhibits.  34
26 Great Lakes Science Center Getaway $270 Get four admission tickets, four "Pick Any Three Attractions” passes and one parking pass for the Great Lakes Science Center. Take advantage of the hundreds of hands-on exhibits! The attraction passes are valid for the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater and the historic Steamship William. G. Mather. Also, receive an overnight stay for two with an evening reception and breakfast at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Beachwood!




27 Gift Certificate for Cooking Class, Dinner and Overnight Stay $375 Join the Glass Rooster Cannery for a special cooking class! The cooking class focuses on using fresh, local ingredients. Perfect for “locavores” or those looking to incorporate sustainable practices into their own kitchens and meal plans. Also, receive an overnight stay in a king suite at Mount Vernon Grand Hotel and a $50 dinner voucher to the Alcove Restaurant.




28 Akron Attractions Getaway $319 Receive a one-night stay in a studio suite for two with breakfast at the Residence Inn by Marriott Akron Fairlawn. Also receive a free Key Quest Escape Room experience for four at any Laser Quest location, as well as four admission tickets to the self guided tours of the Manor House, Corbin Conservatory, the grounds and gardens and the Gate Lodge at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens!



29 Ohio State Reformatory Experience $279

Prepare for the ultimate Ohio State Reformatory Experience! This package includes six general admission tickets, two ghost hunt tickets and a gift basket.

30 The Cincinnati Family Package $600 Receive four tickets to a 2018 Cincinnati Reds Home Game, four tickets to the Cincinnati Art Museum Fashion Exhibit, a $50 gift card to the Taste of Belgium, two guest passes each giving complimentary main stage tickets (four tickets total) to The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati! Also get a one night stay in a king or double suite at Embassy Suites Cincinnati NE.





31 One-Night Stay in Zanesville $225 Enjoy a one-night stay in a three-room executive suite for up to five people at the Quality Inn & Suites in Zanesville! Quality Inn 140575
32 The Cincinnati Attractions Package  $300 Receive four admission tickets to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, four tickets to the Cincinnati Art Museum Fashion Exhibit, a $50 gift card to the Taste of Belgium and two tickets to any cruise on BB Riverboats!





33 Taste of Cambridge/
Guernsey County
 $300 Enjoy an overnight stay in a king suite in one of the newest properties in Cambridge, the Sleep Inn, an iconic Pink 10” Mosser cake plate, a gift certificate to Kennedy’s Bakery, scone mix and jelly from McKenna’s Market, a wooden server and an Ohio apron.  53
34 Lazer Tag Outing for 36 People  $360 Take your staff or family on a Lazer Kraze outing! Enjoy this package which includes two private lazer tag sessions for 36 in Lewis Center, OH. Logo 2
35 Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure for Four  $180 This adventure package includes tickets for four to the sky bridge, challenge course, zip line, flight line and quick jump at the Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure Course.  55
36 Niagara Falls Getaway $350 Take a trip to one of the world’s most incredible nature destinations. Enjoy an overnight stay at the Sheraton at the Falls, get breakfast for two, and receive two attraction passes! The two attraction tickets can be used at Cave of the Winds, Niagara Adventure Theater, Aquarium of Niagara and Scenic Trolley. 56
37 Northeast Ohio Brochure Distribution $1,320 Receive a 12-month distribution in AD-RACK’s northeast Ohio route when you bid on this package. These brochure racks are prominent in major hotels and motels in northeast Ohio.  57
38 Tourist Guide Section Ad in Ohio Campers $520 Receive one tourist guide section ad in Ohio Campers-Campground & Travel Guide! The Ohio Campground Owners Association offers Ohio road travel resources to help visitors plan their RV/camping trip in Ohio.  58
39 Highlands Nature Sanctuary Member Pack $50 Bid on a member pack with a hiking permit to Highlands Nature Sanctuary in Bainbridge. The Highlands Nature Sanctuary is the Arc of Appalachia’s oldest and largest preserve. The heart of the 2,200-acre preserve is the breathtakingly beautiful Rocky Fork Gorge, a 100-foot high steep-walled canyon renowned for its stunning rock formations, ancient white cedars, spectacular wildflower displays, grottoes, springs and stone arches.  59
40 One-Night Stay for Two in Beachwood $250 Enjoy a one-night stay in a deluxe room at the Doubletree Beachwood with breakfast for two in the Sanctuary Restaurant. The hotel offers a pool, fitness center and complimentary WiFi!  60
41 Pro Football Hall of Fame Package $300 Receive four admission tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum along with a variety of collectibles and memorabilia from this nationally-known destination.  61
42 Grand Night in Grandview $289 Bid on this package and get a free overnight stay at Courtyard Columbus – OSU, a gift card to Hofbrauhaus Columbus and four Watershed Distillery Tour tickets!  62
43 Taste of Columbus Sampler $310 Receive a Griffen Hollow Columbus Barn wood box, Griffen Hollow Columbus Barn wood coaster set – four-pack, two Columbus wine glasses, wooden wine display, Experience Columbus wine opener, Brothers Drake apple pie mead, Watershed Distillery vodka, two Watershed Distillery copper mule mugs, two tickets for a Watershed Distillery Tour, $10 gift card for Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, signed copy of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts Cookbook, Experience Columbus ice cream scooper, Columbus t-shirt and Buckeye candle.  63
44 One-Night Stay at Kenyon Inn and Restaurant $250 Discover Kenyon Inn and Restaurant in Gambier with this package! Receive a one-night stay at the inn and dinner for two at the restaurant. 64
45 Downtown Columbus Stay $503 This package includes a special one-night stay in a deluxe suite with complimentary valet parking, breakfast for two and dinner for two at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.  65
46 Gervasi Vineyard Getaway  $500 Enjoy a one night weekday stay at the Villas at Gervasi Vineyard. The Villas, an upscale boutique inn with six Gervasi Villas, makes for an awesome getaway! 66
47 Sandusky County Getaway  $249 Receive a gift certificate to the Comfort Inn in Fremont, Chud’s Grille and Sandusky County products! Take a look at the basket for more.  67
48 Ashtabula County Getaway  $400 Enjoy an overnight stay at Geneva Lodge and a $50 gift certificate to Ferrante Winery with local wine and products!   68
49 One-Night Oberlin Hotel Stay  $229 Receive a one-night stay and breakfast for two at The Hotel at Oberlin on Tappan Square.   69
50 Miller Ferry Gift Basket  $290 Get tickets for the Miller Ferry at Put-in-Bay, golf cart rental, Perry’s Cave tickets, a t-shirt, two mugs, a magnet, puzzle, stickers, keychain and wine!  Miller Boat Line
51 One-Night Stay in Dayton  $150 Enjoy a one-night stay and complete breakfast for two at the Marriott University of Dayton! This stylish hotel near the University of Dayton Arena offers all of the comfort you expect from a Marriott hotel.  71
52 Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Gift Basket $300 This gift basket includes mugs, a tie, t-shirt, book, animal figurines, visor and four admission tickets to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Enjoy your time with family and friends at the zoo! 72
53 VIP Limousine Package in Valley City $450 Receive four hours of service at A Touch of Class Limousine Service in Valley City, OH. Treat your friends or family to a night on the town!  73
54 Lake Erie Shores and Islands Gift Basket $749 Receive a $500 gift card to Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, two gift cards for $65 to Sandusky Segwave with a two-hour tour, one-person admission to Common Grounds Canopy Tours and items from Firelands Winery!  74
55 Sauder Village Country Getaway $185 Plan a memorable getaway for the whole family! This package is available during Historic Village season (May – Oct.) and includes a discounted overnight stay at the Sauder Village Heritage Inn, $30 Barn Restaurant gift certificate and two one-day admission passes to Historic Sauder Village.  75
56 Taste of Mansfield Package $350 Bid on a gift basket with an overnight stay at Comfort Inn Splash Harbor with four waterpark passes. Receive two t-shirts, four day passes to Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, Ohio State Reformatory general admission tickets, a gift certificate to the Infield with go-karts and miniature golf, a gift certificate to Doc’s Deli, Eatmore Bundt Company bakery and Two Cousins’ Pizza, as well as local goodies from the Squirrel’s Den!



57 Mansfield VIP Mid-Ohio Sports Car Passes  $650 Bid on this item, and receive two VIP season passes to the 2018 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course! Watch some of the most competitive racing in the U.S.  7978
58 Half Panel Northeast Ohio Map Ad $895  Take advantage of a half page northeast Ohio map ad when you bid on this item. CTM distributes more than 100 million brochures each year. Their visitor information specialists perform more than a quarter of a million service stops each year filling 3.1 million brochure display pockets.  80
59 Hocking Hills Getaway Basket  $900 Get an exclusive cabin for two, ziplining for two, canoe tour for two, restaurant gift cards, t-shirts and assorted treats from Ohio’s very own Hocking Hills! You'll find everything you need to start planning your perfect Hocking Hills getaway here.  Hockinghillsthumb
60 The Big Three Basket – Rock, Rides and Football! $700 Receive two tickets to Cedar Point, a one-night stay in Sandusky, two tickets to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a one-night stay in Cleveland, two tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a one-night stay in Canton!  82
61 Akron Artisan Package $188 Bid on a Don Drumm Flaming Sun art piece, and add warmth and movement to any indoor or outdoor wall. Also, receive two $25 gift cards to Beau’s on the River at the Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls. Enjoy stunning views of river rapids over food!  8384
62 Beachwood Getaway  $275 Enjoy a one-night stay in a studio suite at the Residence Inn Beachwood! Also, included in this package is a family membership and museum catalog to Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.  8685
63 Rookwood Pottery $180 Receive two decorative Rockwood Pottery tiles value at $90 each. In what is one of the more unique stories of art and architecture, Rookwood Pottery traces its roots in Cincinnati.  87
64 Canton Attractions Package $315 Bid on this package, and receive a game letter for up to 10 players at Escape Room Downtown in Canton. The Missing Detective's Office, The Moonlight Gallery and The Bootlegger's Lair are incredibly fun escape rooms for family, friends and businesses. Also, get a voucher for a one-year family membership to the Canton Museum of Art!



65 Columbus Lounge and Lazer Package $280 Bid on this package and receive a one night stay at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center with breakfast. Also, receive a private cyber sport session for 10 players at Lazer Kraze in Lewis Center!  90
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66 Taste of Pike County Getaway $205 Enjoy a gift card for $100 and a summer fun bag at Long’s Retreat Family Resort! Also, receive a sampling of Pike County with three jars of jam, pumpkin butter, salsa and a scarecrow!  9392
67 Dayton Getaway $500 Bid on this package and receive a one-night stay for two at the Red Lion Inn & Suites Dayton. Also, get two tickets to a Dayton Performing Arts Alliance SuperPops Performance, four tickets to The Dayton Art Institutes 2017 exhibit, four tickets to a special Art Nouveau exhibit and Dayton memorabilia and food. Last but not least, receive a one-night stay at the Drury Inn and Suites at Dayton North.   94
68 KitchenAid $420 Get a KitchenAid Artisan Mini Series Tilt-Head stand mixer with this donation! The tilt-head design allows clear access to the bowl and attached beater or accessory so you can easily add ingredients for a recipe. Locking the head into place during operation keeps the beater-to-bowl contact close and efficient.  96
69 Three Rivers Wine Trail Basket $450 Receive a Ravens Glenn Wine Tasting Package from Coshocton Village Inn and Suites with overnight accommodations, a $25.00 gift certificate to Raven’s Glenn Italian Restaurant, two wine tasting tickets at the Raven’s Glenn Wine Bar, a bottle of wine, assorted chocolates and a rose in your room upon check-in. Also, get a private winery tour for 12 at Raven’s Glenn Winery, three bottles of wine from local wineries, two wine glasses, a wine opener, chocolates from Roscoe Village Sweets & Treats, membership to Historic Roscoe Village, two free passes to the Johnson Humrickhouse Musuem, a $25 gift certificate to The Annin Flagmakers Showroom, a cap from Indian Bear Winery, and a handmade box from Gentlebrook.  97
70 Imagination Station Membership $110  Receive a family plus membership which admits three adults and all children under 18 plus parking with four general admission passes to Imagination Station. Imagination Station, Toledo’s Science Center, is dedicated to making science, technology, engineering and mathematics fun and accessible.  98
71 Nautica Queen Cruise for Two $140 Bid on this package and get lunch for two and any cruise on the Nautica Queen in Cleveland! Ride along and enjoy a romantic date with this experience.  99
72 Ohio Star Theater Date Night $225 Receive two tickets to the Ohio Star Theater! Spend a fun-filled, family-friendly evening enjoying a memorable performance at the Ohio Star Theater at Dutch Valley. Also, this package includes a one-night stay at Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek, a $20 gift card for Dutch Valley gifts and more!   100
73 Midwest Living Package $150 Bid on a Meredith culinary basket with cookbooks and culinary accessories from brands such as Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray, AllRecipes, Eating Well and Better Homes and Gardens as well as other Meredith brands.  101