Press Releases


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 >>

Columbus to Host Association of Zoos and Aquariums 2020 Annual Conference

June 27, 2016

COLUMBUS – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums has selected Columbus as the site for its 2020 Annual Conference. The annual conference will convene September 12-17, 2020 at the Greater... Continue Reading >>

2016 State of the Visitor Industry: First Quarter Report

May 9, 2016

COLUMBUS – Today, Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission released their first quarter 2016 State of the Industry Report. From January to March 2016, industry key... Continue Reading >>