Press Releases


Experience Columbus Launches ‘Made in CBUS’ Trail

March 15, 2017

New experience guides visitors and residents to Columbus-made products COLUMBUS – Columbus takes pride in its wealth of locally owned businesses, restaurants, shops and attractions available... Continue Reading >>

Experience Columbus Celebrates 2016 Successes at Annual Meeting

March 15, 2017

Record bed-tax revenue, ASAE and J.D. Power recognition highlight year’s achievements   COLUMBUS – Last year was a game-changer for Columbus in many ways, as the city... Continue Reading >>

Columbus embraces diverse immigrant population, vibrant ethnic food scene

February 3, 2017

Columbus, OH – In light of the recent presidential executive order on immigration, Columbus points to its large immigrant population as a source of pride, strength and cultural diversity that... Continue Reading >>

Bill Behrens, CMP, CTA, Named Convention Services Manager of the Year

January 31, 2017

Second time the Experience Columbus director of convention services has been honored COLUMBUS – Experience Columbus is proud to announce that its director of convention services, Bill Behrens,... Continue Reading >>

Experience Columbus Honors EXPY Award Winners

January 11, 2017

COLUMBUS – Experience Columbus announced today the winners of the EXPY Awards, recognizing outstanding contributions by businesses, groups, organizations or individuals to the local hospitality... Continue Reading >>

Columbus Ranked Top Midwest Destination for Visitors According to New Study by J.D. Power

October 19, 2016

COLUMBUS - Columbus has been ranked the top Midwest destination for visitors, according to the J.D. Power 2016 Destination Experience Satisfaction Study SM , released today. The study measures overall... Continue Reading >>

Four Medical Groups Choose Columbus for Conventions

September 12, 2016

Bookings align with strategy to seek more medical market meetings COLUMBUS – Experience Columbus recently won bids to host future meetings with the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA),... Continue Reading >>

Columbus Visitors Spend $6.4 Billion in Local Economy

August 24, 2016

2015 data show growth in visitor volume, economic impact and jobs Columbus – Visitors matter to the Greater Columbus economy where the number of visitors, amount of money spent and jobs created... Continue Reading >>

Columbus Lands ASAE 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition

July 25, 2016

City to play host to the “Super Bowl” of association meetings COLUMBUS – Columbus is emerging as the next big destination for meetings, conventions and tradeshows. Today, the... Continue Reading >>

Experience Columbus and Columbus College of Art & Design Roll Out Mobile Media Lounge

July 15, 2016

COLUMBUS – While Columbus was not selected to host a political convention in 2016, it will be an epicenter for political journalists and pundits, who will make repeat visits to the city through... Continue Reading >>