As the only organization dedicated to selling and marketing Columbus to visitors, Experience Columbus has the professional expertise to help you access the $5.7 billion visitor industry in Central Ohio. Becoming a member of Experience Columbus is an investment in the growth of your business. Members enjoy unprecedented contact with other member businesses to market locally. And with exclusive access to meeting planners who are bringing their groups to Columbus, members can market their services to meeting attendees. Watch Video
Submit an EXPY Award Nomination 11-20-2014 thru 12-5-2014
The Experience Columbus EXPY Awards recognize outstanding contributions by businesses, groups, organizations or individuals to the local hospitality industry and/or the Greater Columbus visitor experience. EXPY winners demonstrate the best of US and serve as role models for creativity and collaboration. They bring awareness to the importance of the local visitor industry and the economic activity it generates.
2015 Experience Columbus Annual Meeting 3-10-2015 thru 3-10-2015
Experience Columbus is aggressively working to grow the local travel and tourism industry and its economic benefit to the community. Come see our success from 2014 and learn how we are working toward our goals in 2015 and beyond. INDIVIDUAL SEAT RESERVATION FOR MEMBERS: You received a promotional code in your Member Newsletter or an email for special pricing. If you need the code, please email Katie at email@example.com.
Nichole Brown, Sales & Private Event Manager, Taste Hospitality
Experience Columbus helps me stay connected to our community. They provide me with the opportunity to network at the evening exchanges & be exposed to a plethora of various people in the industry. I also am consistently kept abreast of what is new, what is not current & what the future plans are for our city. Furthermore, I’m able to access the member extranet which is an instrumental tool for me personally - from the convention listings to the membership database, this benefit is invaluable. Lastly, I know that Experience Columbus truly supports our brand and has played an a monumental role in the growth of our organization – I can honestly say their partnership has been extremely significant to the evolution of our business.
Sarah Jones, Co-Owner, Brothers Drake Meadery
At Brothers Drake our first priority is to building a strong local and sustainable business. Because we make our product locally and only sell it in the greater Columbus area, we rely heavily on connecting directly with people at our own business venue and outside our meadery at events in the community. Experience Columbus has been a huge help in creating informative and impressive showcases for Columbus and not forgetting to highlight the smaller independent businesses that bring diversity and quality of life to our local citizens. Experience Columbus also drives direct business to our meadery and has been overwhelmingly supportive of us as we develop the experiential aspect of our meadery. They have provided advise on providing tours, communicating to different audiences, and providing outlets for us to distribute information. It's like we added a bonus marketing department to our team!