Press Releases


2018 State of the Visitor Industry: Third Quarter Report

November 8, 2018

New hotel inventory outpaces booked rooms COLUMBUS - During the third quarter, Columbus’ hotel industry saw mixed performance in year-to-date metrics. From January through September, hotel... Continue Reading >>

Massive Somali community opens surprising experiences to Columbus visitors

October 24, 2018

Cuisine, art and history celebrated at the annual Somali Culture Festival COLUMBUS – The 2 nd annual Somali Culture Festival is slated for Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Northland Performing Arts... Continue Reading >>

Columbus Visitors Spend $7 Billion in Local Economy

September 20, 2018

New data show growth in visitor volume, economic impact and jobs COLUMBUS – The tourism economy continues to grow in Greater Columbus where the number of visitors, amount of money spent and... Continue Reading >>

2018 State of the Visitor Industry: First Quarter Report

May 17, 2018

Major events boost image and drive visitation COLUMBUS – Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission have released their first quarter 2018 State of the Industry Report. From... Continue Reading >>

Experience Columbus Launches New Ad Campaign

May 14, 2018

Creative approach based on core human value, thriving COLUMBUS – As the summer travel months approach, Experience Columbus is launching a new leisure advertising campaign built on the platform... Continue Reading >>

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 >>