Welcome, Columbia Tourism Ambassadors! Thank you for helping us give our CoMo visitors the best experience possible. Below, find information on upcoming classes, how to renew, volunteer opportunities, and networking events.


August 17th, 12:30 PM

Please spread the word and let friends and co-workers know how (and why) they can become a CTA.


Willy’s Jeep Reunion
August 26-27 at Holiday Inn Executive Center

This event is like a car show for Jeeps – anyone can register to bring their Jeep and join in the fun. People will be coming from all over the nation and there may even be participants from other countries. This will be it’s first time in Columbia.
Email Terra for more information or to sign up.



It’s never too early to record your points. If you were certified before January 2016 – you need to RENEW!  Deadline is December 31, 2016.

The process has been upgraded to make it easier:

  • Go to CTANetwork.com
  • Login using your username & password
  • Click on “RENEW MY CERTIFICATION-Record My Points”.
  • Select from one of the two renewal categories ”Visiting Attractions” or “Activities” (see list below).
  • Be sure to click “Submit”, then “Pay by Check”. (This will allow you to print off an invoice to submit the $15 renewal fee.)

You must submit a payment or your renewal will not process within the CTANetwork system.

If you need any help or have questions – please email: Julie.Ausmus@CoMo.gov

ATTENDED EVENTS: CTA Networking Events, Partner Activities, CVB Events, Chamber of Commerce Events, Professional Association/other organization Events.
VOLUNTEERING: Festivals or Events, Meetings/Conventions, Visitor Centers, Visitor/Tourism-related events, completed surveys, Post on CVB or CTA Facebook page, Blog on CVB web site.
EDUCATION: Attend programs/seminars/webinars related to visitors, travel and tourism, CTA Online Learning, CVB programs, Chamber of Commerce programs, College/university lectures, Attend professional organization meetings (MPI, PCMA, HSMAI, ASAE, NACE, etc.)
READINGS: Explore CTA website/Upload Profile Photo, Read Career Tips, Read Three Attraction Descriptions, Travel and Tourism blogs, ‘CTA Insider’ e-newsletter, Explore CVB website


Don’t forget to wear your pin and ‘Like’ us on Facebook! We also have a Pinterest board dedicated to our CTA program.