Press Releases

 

Experience Columbus Hires Charles Hill II as VP of Strategic Development

April 2, 2018

Former Rev1 Ventures Director of Community Outreach is candidate of choice COLUMBUS – Experience Columbus has named its new vice president of strategic development, Charles Hill II. In his new... Continue Reading >>

Experience Columbus Annual Meeting Celebrates 2017 Tourism Economy Successes

March 16, 2018

COLUMBUS – In 2017 Columbus thrived, and the local tourism economy played a significant role in that prosperity. Tonight, at its Annual Meeting, Experience Columbus celebrated the... Continue Reading >>

Columbus Invests in Meetings with Plans for 1,000-Room Convention Hotel

March 12, 2018

CFA reveals plans to add 470 convention rooms to Hilton Columbus Downtown COLUMBUS – Local and industry leaders joined together today at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) to unveil... Continue Reading >>

2017 State of the Visitor Industry: Year-End Report

February 1, 2018

Local tourism economy flourishes as bed tax collections hit all-time high COLUMBUS – The local tourism economy thrived in 2017. Bed tax collections hit a new record at $46.8 million; the... Continue Reading >>

Experience Columbus Honors EXPY Award Winners

January 17, 2018

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

2017 State of the Visitor Industry: Third Quarter Report

November 16, 2017

Citywide conventions boost ADR and RevPAR COLUMBUS – Today, Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission released their third quarter 2017 State of the Industry Report.... Continue Reading >>

Greater Columbus Convention Center Unveils Interactive Sculpture “As We Are”

August 31, 2017

Final piece of property’s $140 million renovation and expansion now in place COLUMBUS – Following the completion of the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s (GCCC) $140-million... Continue Reading >>

2017 State of the Visitor Industry: Mid-Year Report

July 19, 2017

Number of visitors increases and hotel industry thrives COLUMBUS – Today, Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission released their mid-year 2017 State of the Industry... Continue Reading >>

2017 State of the Visitor Industry: First Quarter Report

May 11, 2017

Increase in number of citywide events boosts hotel performance COLUMBUS – Just in time for National Travel and Tourism Week, an annual celebration of the industry, Experience Columbus and the... Continue Reading >>

Columbus Welcomes Visitors and their Four-Legged Friends

May 1, 2017

Experience Columbus launches dog-friendly travel initiative COLUMBUS – Dog owners know it can be “ruff” to leave their four-legged friend home when traveling. As vacationing with... Continue Reading >>