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Press releases from Experience Columbus share the latest updates from Ohio’s thriving state capital.

New Experience Columbus Chatbot Serves as Holiday Gift Assistant

As first destination to bring conversational AI to visitors, chatbot joins host of digital trip planning tools to enhance economic recovery COLUMBUS – Experience Columbus has worked with Satisfi Labs to develop a virtual chat assistant on the

2020 State of the Visitor Industry: Third Quarter Report

COLUMBUS – The tourism industry remains steadfast in its efforts to outlast the spread of COVID-19 according to the state of the visitor industry report from Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission. “2020 has been anything but

Columbus Roar & Explore Pass, Packages Offer Flexible Options for Safe Yet Unforgettable Getaway

COLUMBUS – The New Roar & Explore Pass and overnight getaways offer Columbus visitors and locals alike incredible flexibility with fully customizable experiences at an affordable price. Whether they’re local Cbus residents, visiting from out-of-town

Tax Revenue Generated by Columbus Visitors Grows to $1.35 billion in 2019

Increases in visits, visitor spend, and jobs supported highlight importance of jumpstarting tourism economy amidst COVID-19 COLUMBUS – Throughout 2019 the Greater Columbus tourism economy continued to grow, seeing increases in number of visitors,

Experience Columbus Launches “Live Forward Live” Podcast

COLUMBUS – Experience Columbus announces its new “Live Forward Live” podcast, available now at as well as major podcast streaming services iHeart radio (website and app), Apple Podcasts, Spreaker and Spotify. Produced

Columbus Musician Plaid Brixx Releases Original Song, “Live For Today”

New song serves as anthem for Experience Columbus’ inspirational Live Forward marketing campaign COLUMBUS – Columbus-based American indie-pop artist, Plaid Brixx (born Chris Duggan), has released a new original single, “Live For Today,” as a rallying

2020 State of the Visitor Industry: Mid-Year Report

COLUMBUS – The 2020 state of the visitor industry mid-year report made available today by Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission shows the continued importance of safely reopening the city. As the destination marketing

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

Dan Williams answers ‘5 questions about race’ in video premiering at Destinations International’s annual travel industry conference COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following the death of George Floyd and the overwhelming response nationwide, Experience Columbus

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

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, Experience Columbus is coordinating an effort to help its

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

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 Tourism Week (May 3-9) and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Experience