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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

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Upcoming Events

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.

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Holiday Evening Exchange 12-10-2014 thru 12-10-2014

Join Experience Columbus at The Ohio History Connection in partnership with Taste Hospitality to mix and mingle with industry leaders, business professionals and staff of Experience Columbus. The Holiday Evening Exchange will take place in the 1950s: Building the American Dream exhibit. Attendees will experience the 1950s through the eyes of a family living in central Ohio with a hands-on, walk-through of their Lustron home. Step back in time as you explore the nooks and crannies, cupboards and drawers of the family's real, full-size Lustron house, built right inside the museum! Complimentary hors d'oeuvres with cash beverages will be available.

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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

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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!


November 7 - 6 Columbus Diners to Visit with the Family

6 Columbus Diners to Visit with the Family


November 3 - Columbus' New Crop of Food Artisans

Columbus' New Crop of Food Artisans


October 31 - Pursuing Pastries Around Columbus

Pursuing Pastries Around Columbus


October 29 - Game Day in Columbus - For Non-Sports Fans

Game Day in Columbus - For Non-Sports Fans


October 27 - Columbus Bars with Great Snacks

Columbus Bars with Great Snacks


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