Press Releases


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 >>

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 continues its rise as... 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 >>