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.


February 26, 2016 – 12:30 PM

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


MSHSAA State Wrestling Information Booth – 
Thursday, February 18th @ Mizzou Arena
Available shifts:
9am – 12pm
12pm – 3pm
4pm – 7pm
Information Booth at Missouri Parks & Recreation Association Conference – 
Tuesday, February 23rd @ Holiday Inn Executive Center
Wednesday, February 24th @ Holiday Inn Executive Center
10:30am-2:30pm (or this can be split as well)
Contact Julie Ausmus or Terra Crane for more information about these volunteer opportunities.


Mid Missouri Tourism Council is holding a tourism showcase called Explore and Experience on Sunday, February 28th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Parkade Event Center.  The idea behind this project is to provide an opportunity for mid Missouri tourism-related businesses, festivals and events to provide information about what they have to offer visitors and residents alike.  The event is free and open to the pubic and will feature stage entertainment, door prizes and more.
This is a great way to catch up on all the fun tourism offering in mid-Missouri.  Bring your family and friends and score some renewal points too!


It is important to login to your account at CTANetwork.com so that you can keep your profile and points up-to-date. If you need your login information, please contact Julie Ausmus. Here is a rundown of how to get points:

  • Visit an attraction (10 points each) – find a list of qualifying attractions under “Record my points”
  • Read books, articles, or reports (5 points each) – suggested readings can be found on “MyCTA Portal,” and newsletters and Columbia blogs count as well
  • Attend CTA Networking events and activities (5 points each)
  • Volunteering (5 points each) – qualifying activities include working at festivals and visitor centers as well as other visitor/tourism-related events and locations
  • Attending educational programs (5 points each) – qualifying activities include participating in educational programs, seminars/webinars and CTA Online Learning as well as programs related to visitors, travel or tourism sponsored by the Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau, your local CVB, Chamber of Commerce, a college/university, a professional membership organization (MPI, PCMA, HSMAI, ASAE, NACE, etc.) or other sponsor

50 points and a renewal fee are required for CTA renewal. Your MyCTA Portal will let you know when your deadline is to renew. Let us know if you have any questions.

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