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 11, 2015 at 12:30 PM

October 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM

December 15, 2015 at 12:30 PM

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


Roots N Blues N BBQ is coming up September 25-27 at Stephens Lake Park, and they are looking for volunteers. As a volunteer, you get a t-shirt and free 3-day pass to the festival. Find the details on the Roots N Blues website.


Save the date for the CTA Scavenger Hunt – you won’t want to miss this event! Starting at The Broadway Hotel, team assignments will be made and CTAs will take off in the The District to capture items from their list and snap photos along the way to gain points. The hunt will end at The Roof for drinks, food and more fun! Mark your calendar for August 13th – more details to come.


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.