Industry Day 2022
Thank you for joining Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission for the first-ever Industry Day on July 28, 2022, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. During this inaugural event, Adam Sacks, president of Tourism Economics; Vail Ross, Senior VP of Sales & Marketing at STR; Cree Lawson, founder and CEO of Arrivalist; and Anna Blount, Vice President of Research Services at Longwoods International, shared the latest tourism industry trends and data. We hope you found these industry updates about the current economic climate, hotel trends, traveler sentiment and more valuable.
Tourism fuels the local economy, employs residents, generates revenue, and provides human services housing resources and supports local arts programs. Annually, visitors make 42.7 million trips to Greater Columbus for conventions, trade shows, sporting events and leisure visits, spending $6.6 billion and supporting nearly 75,000 jobs.
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