Press Releases


Experience Columbus Vice President of Sales Joins Black Travel Leaders to Address Systemic Racism

July 14, 2020

Dan Williams answers ‘5 questions about race’ in video premiering at Destinations International’s annual travel industry conference COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following the death of... Continue Reading >>

Columbus Among First Destinations to Coordinate Citywide Pursuit of Global Cleanliness Accreditation

May 28, 2020

Experience Columbus leads initiative to prepare city for eventual return of mass gatherings COLUMBUS, Ohio – In preparation for the return of larger gatherings as the country begins to reopen,... Continue Reading >>

Experience Columbus Pivots Approach, Launches “Live Forward” Campaign to Rebuild Destination

May 5, 2020

Initiative meant to inspire and rally industry partners and residents, support the local economy COLUMBUS, Ohio – Timed with the U.S. Travel Association’s annual National Travel and... Continue Reading >>

2020 State of the Visitor Industry: First Quarter Report

May 4, 2020

COLUMBUS – In conjunction with the 37 th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, this year celebrating the Spirit of Travel and the industry’s resilience in the face of this... Continue Reading >>

2020 Columbus Tour Planner Guide simplifies developing future trips

April 6, 2020

Successful planners preparing now for travel restart COLUMBUS, Ohio – Even in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, the most successful group tour planners are well prepared for the reopening of... Continue Reading >>

Pair of Columbus chefs named James Beard Award semifinalists

March 9, 2020

Announcement highlights Columbus’ travel-worthy food scene COLUMBUS, Ohio – Not one, but two Columbus chefs have just been named to The James Beard Foundation’s list of Restaurant... Continue Reading >>

Experience Columbus Annual Meeting Celebrates Record 2019 Tourism Economy Success

March 5, 2020

COLUMBUS – Columbus’ tourism economy boomed in 2019. Record-breaking numbers were achieved in every industry measure: direct visitor spending, bed tax revenues, employment, hotel... Continue Reading >>

Irony of prohibition’s start in Ohio’s capital not lost on visitors

January 31, 2020

Once a place of constraint, Columbus now leads craft cocktail, distilling and brewing revolution COLUMBUS, Ohio – This year marks the 100 th anniversary of a nationwide prohibition on alcohol... Continue Reading >>

2019 State of the Visitor Industry: Year-End Report

January 29, 2020

COLUMBUS – Hotel business boomed in 2019. In a strong show for the tourism economy, Columbus ended the year with record-breaking bed tax collections and two rankings higher in RevPAR (Revenue... Continue Reading >>

Columbus boom adds hotels, attractions and cultural events for visitors

January 15, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio – This promises to be a big year in Columbus, giving travelers plenty of reasons to visit one of America’s fastest-growing cities in 2020. Unprecedented hotel openings,... Continue Reading >>