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CTA award Call for Nominations: 2018 Greater Columbus “CTA of the Year”


One of YOU will be awarded our fourth Greater Columbus CTA Star Award "CTA of the Year"! Please review the details below and view the guidelines and nomination information here.


The Greater Columbus CTA Star Award "CTA of the Year" is presented to a Certified Tourism Ambassador™ who exemplifies excellence in hospitality and customer service. This individual consistently exceeds customer expectations, possesses a strong knowledge of the destination and its attractions and promotes the ideals of the Greater Columbus Tourism Ambassador Program and the Tourism Ambassador Institute®.


The 2018 Greater Columbus CTA Star "CTA of the Year" award winner will be announced and recognized at the Experience Columbus Annual Meeting* on Mar. 15. The winner will also be submitted to the Tourism Ambassador Institute® (TAI) to be eligible for the International TAI Star Award. 

Nominations must be submitted online using this form by Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at 5 p.m. 

*CTAs may purchase up to two tickets for $150 each ($25 discount). Click here to purchase tickets.



Hotel LeVeque EntranceCTA Event: Hotel LeVeque Tour (Limited Availability!)
Thursday, Jan. 25 | Tour begins at 4:15 p.m.

Hotel LeVeque: 50 W. Broad St.
*Earn 15 renewal points!


4 p.m. | Meet in the lobby
4:15-5 p.m. | Hotel LeVeque tour
5-6 p.m. | Networking at The Keep Liquor Bar (optional)


Tour the Hotel LeVeque, then network with your fellow CTAs at The Keep Liquor Bar, the hotel's modern French brasserie and bar concept. Valet parking is available for $5. Food, beverages and parking are on your own.


This event is free to attend, but space is very limited and registrations are available to CTAs only. Please register only if you are certain you will be able to attend as the tour will be at capacity. The event is at capacity if the event is no longer displayed on To register online:


Log in to (If you forgot your login credentials, click "Forgot Username/Password? link)
Go to the "Upcoming CTA Events" section.
Click "Access CTA Events".
Click the check box on the left to select the event.
Follow the registration steps, and you will receive a confirmation email.

About Hotel LeVeque:
LeVeque Tower has been a beacon of hospitality in downtown Columbus since 1927 – it once even served as an aerial lighthouse for Amelia Earhart. That legacy lives on today in the Hotel LeVeque, a vibrant destination that suffuses the building’s original art deco architecture with glamorous celestial-inspired interior design.

A custom two-story lighted sculpture inspired by the constellations hangs in the lobby, representing the connection between LeVeque tower and the stars above. Stargazing continues in the 150 guest rooms, where a light projects stars on the ceiling to create a dazzling environment, complemented by art deco-styled furnishings in brilliant golds and handsome grays. French cuisine is served in the on-site restaurant and bar, where the menu can include special courses reflecting the seasons. One thing always remains the same at Hotel LeVeque: The light atop the tower remains lit, from sunrise to sunrise.


*Remember to record 15 renewal points: 10 points for visiting a qualifying attraction (search for "LeVeque Tower") and five points for attending a CTA event.




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CTA Freebie: One Free Adult Admission to AAA Great Vacations Travel EXPO
Jan 19-21 | Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7 and Sun. 11-4

Greater Columbus Convention Center: 400 N. High St.
*Earn 20 renewal points!


Print this pass or show it on your mobile device at the EXPO entrance for one free adult admission.


The AAA Great Vacations Travel EXPO returns to the Greater Columbus Convention Center January 19-21, 2018. This one-stop shop for everything travel-related gives you unprecedented access to the world's top destinations, along with the unique opportunity to talk one-on-one with leading travel pros for expert advice and EXPO-only deals. Friendly, knowledgeable representatives from more than 250 destinations and attractions will be available to help you plan the perfect excursion. And you’ll enjoy fun activities and live entertainment that will make you feel like you’re already on vacation.


Celebrity and expert appearances on the AAA Travel Stage, presented by Royal Caribbean, including Travel Channel star Josh Gates at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 and 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan 21 and Darley Newman, host of PBS’ Travels with Darley, at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 and noon on Saturday, Jan. 20.


*Remember to record 20 renewal points: 10 points each for visiting two qualifying attractions (“search for “AAA Great Vacations Travel EXPO” and “Greater Columbus Convention Center”).