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Sponsored by Dispatch Media Group

At this year's Ohio Conference on Travel, we are hosting a live auction showcasing various media packages. The items range from digital advertising products to full page ads in major publications. Be sure to bid on the array of media items at the 2017 Ohio Conference on Travel. Check out the items below! If you are interested in donating a media item, please reach out to Janet Johnson:

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Item Description


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.


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.

Cincy Magazine Squarelogo 1468501165467Dayton Mag Logo 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.

 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.
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.
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!
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 selected newspapers across Ontario and the U.S. Midwest.
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!
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!

Live Auction

Donate to the Silent Auction, and
Bid on Great Packages!

Sponsored by Dispatch Media Group

Supporting the Silent Auction is one of the best ways you can invest in our industry and your business. Not only is it a fun-filled event for attendees, but it is also a great way to add exposure for your product without spending marketing dollars. The Silent Auction helps the shared mission of the travel industry by supporting educational programming, legislative efforts and helping OTA to help you grow your business. Get a head start on your holiday shopping when you bid on the items below at conference.

If you are interested in donating to the 2017 Silent Auction, please download and complete the form:

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Item Description



Estimated Value: $1,320
Bid on this package and get 12 months of distribution in AD-RACK's Northeast Ohio route. AD-RACK provides economical and dependable tourist brochure distribution. 
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Estimated Value: $610
Football fans, get 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!
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Estimated Value: $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.
Water Rafting River Expeditions
Estimated Value: $500
Calling all hockey fans, bid on this Columbus Blue Jackets Jersey signed by the entire team!
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Estimated Value: $100
This gift basket includes a bourbon sugar and spice set, the 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
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Estimated Value $142
Get ready for an adventure, and bid on this canopy tour for two people! You’ll experience Columbus’ natural beauty with more than 20 acres of forested landscape. With a small group, enjoy the personalized attention and unprecedented views of trees, plants and wildlife.
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Estimated Value: $240
Bid on four Cincinnati Reds tickets for the 2018 season! The seats are located in section 134 along first base line.
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Estimated Value: $244
Bid on this Rock & 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.
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Estimated Value: $279
Prepare for the ultimate Ohio State Reformatory experience! This package includes six general admission tickets, two  ghost hunting tickets and a gift basket.
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Estimated Value: $50
Know any golf fans? Make sure you place a bid the Davis Love autographed Bridgestone Invitational Pin Flag at conference!
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Estimated Value: $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.
Spa Cedar Falls
Estimated Value: $120
With these two tickets for any cruise on BB Riverboats, Cincinnati's official riverboat cruise line since 1979, choose between 25 exciting cruise types!
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Estimated Value: $100
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.
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Estimated Value: $198
With this package, you have the choice 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.
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Estimated Value: $120
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.
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Estimated Value: $100
Gather your friends and take advantage of this gift certificate for a private tour and tasting at New Riff Distillery in Kentucky for 12 people!
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Estimated Value: $225
The Quality Inn & Suites of Zanesville invites you to experience a one-night get-away for up to five people! Next to the traditional amenities, the three room executive suite offers a spacious living room area and a two-person jacuzzi.
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Estimated Value: $250
This one night stay in a king or double queen suite for two people combines a blend of modern amenities and the cultural flair of the Amish Country. In the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country, you’ll enjoy amenities like a complimentary breakfast buffet, an indoor saltwater pool and hot tub, free WiFi access and a fully-equipped business center.
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Estimated Value: $350
Bid on this exciting Dayton prize package that includes a one night stay for two including breakfast at the Red Lion Inn & Suites Dayton, two tickets to a Dayton Performing Arts Alliance SuperPops Performance, four tickets to The Dayton Art Institute’s 2017 exhibitions, a Wilbear Aviator Teddy Bear, one-pound of famous Dayton-made Esther Price Chocolates, Dayton memorabilia and a variety of outdoor gear for the adventurist in you from Five Rivers MetroParks.
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Estimated Value: $250
As a winning bidder of this official game letter, you are invited to a unique experience for up to ten guests at Escape Room Downtown in Canton. You and your guests will be playing the premier escape game, The Bootlegger’s Lair.
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Estimated Value: $300
Enjoy an overnight stay in a king suite in one of the newest properties in Cambridge, the Sleep Inn. Also, get an iconic pink 10” Mosser Cake Plate, a gift certificate from another icon in Cambridge, Kennedy’s Bakery, scone mix and jelly from McKenna’s Market, a made in the USA wooden cake server and an Ohio Apron.
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Estimated Value: $180
Prepare for a family fun day at the Toledo Zoo! This EXTREME Adventure package includes: zoo admission, sky bridge, challenge course, zipline, flight line and quick jump for four people.
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Estimated Value: $360
Make sure you don’t miss out on this certificate for two private laser tag sessions for up to 36 players! Located just off US 23 in Lewis Center, Lazer Kraze features more than 19,500 square feet of family fun.
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Estimated Value: $120
Prepare for something new, and try out this private cyber sport session for ten players. The cyber sport game is a combination of lacrosse and basketball on custom-designed Cyber Cars. Enjoy this offer from Lazer Kraze in Lewis Center, OH.
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Estimated Value: $150
Enjoy water fun with water slides, beach swimming, a splash pad and more on Long's Retreat's 20 acre lake! Prefer to stay out of the water? Try the mini golf, go karts, carousel, arcades, sports courts and more! This set includes a gift card ($100) and a summer fun bag including a towel, t-shirt and cup.
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Estimated Value: $100
Get a taste of Belgium with these two gift cards ($50 each) to Taste of Belgium in Columbus or Cincinnati. Taste of Belgium draws on its Belgian heritage to create a one-of-a-kind, Belgian-inspired, locally-infused culinary experience.
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Estimated Value: $179
Enjoy a complimentary night at the Courtyard by Marriott Columbus OSU with free WiFi, fitness center and indoor pool. The hotel is conveniently located near the Arena District, downtown Columbus, The Ohio State University, the Short North and the North Market.
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Estimated Value: $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.
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Estimated Value: $159
Receive an overnight stay at Holiday Inn and dinner at Max & Ermas at the Robert’s Centre. With the region’s largest convention center, the luxurious Holiday Inn Hotel and everyone’s hometown favorite Max & Erma’s Restaurant all on site, Roberts Centre is a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of city living.
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Estimated Value: $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!

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Estimated Value: $170
Enjoy an overnight stay for two with an evening reception and a cooked to order breakfast at the Embassy Suites Beachwood!
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Estimated Value: $55
This family membership for the Ohio History Connection is your ticket to explore Ohio’s past, present and future. It includes free admission to each of the more than 50 statewide sites, history store discounts, and a subscription to the membership newsletter, just to name a few!
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Estimated Value: $60
Get six passes for the MAPS Air Museum, w
here history takes flight! The MAPS Air Museum is an internationally-known museum of aviation and serves as a center of aviation history for northeast Ohio.
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Estimated Value $75
Join the Glass Rooster Cannery for a special cooking class! The cooking class focuses on using fresh and local ingredients. This is perfect for “locavores” or those looking to incorporate sustainable practices into their own kitchens and meal plans.
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Estimated Value: $150
Enjoy a weekend getaway with an overnight stay at the Drury Inn & Suites Dayton North! The new Drury Inn & Suites is conveniently located on the north side of Dayton, just minutes from Downtown Dayton within walking distance to numerous restaurants.

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Estimated Value: $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.

Thomas Fallon Photography

Estimated Value: $495
Enjoy a Sea Glass Fine Art photography gift certificate from award-winning photographer, Tim 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.

Seaglass Fine Art Photogaphy

Estimated Value: $150
Enjoy a weekend getaway with the bed and breakfast package from Hilton Garden Inn Akron-Canton. The package includes a one night stay on a Friday or Saturday with breakfast for two adults!

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Estimated Value: $36
Get six admission tickets for a tour of the Kelton House Museum & Garden! Built in 1852, the house has been preserved with Kelton family Victorian treasures from the 1800s. The Kelton’s were strong abolitionists and used their home to hide fugitive slaves as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
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Estimated Value: $36
Get six admission tickets for a tour of the Kelton House Museum & Garden! Built in 1852, the house has been preserved with Kelton family Victorian treasures from the 1800s. The Kelton’s were strong abolitionists and used their home to hide fugitive slaves as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
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Estimated Value: $199
Enjoy a one night stay in a spacious studio suite for two with a full, hot breakfast the following morning at Residence Inn Marriott in Akron/Fairlawn!
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Estimated Value: $60
Receive a Key Quest Escape Room experience for you and three people at any Laser Quest location! It’s the ultimate interactive experience for office parties, youth events, birthday parties, sport teams, or a fun night out with friends!
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Estimated Value: $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

Estimated Value: $175
Use this certificate for
a one night stay in a king or double suite. The newly renovated Embassy Suites by Hilton Cincinnati Northeast in Blue Ash offers free made-to-order breakfast, an evening reception, an indoor pool and more.
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Estimated Value: $169
Enjoy a night stay at Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU for two, and discover a new kind of Hyatt for today’s relaxed lifestyle.

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Estimated Value: $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.
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Estimated Value: $50
In addition to the Ohio Museums Association coffee mug, this package includes a one year, individual membership to the Ohio Museums Association!  
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