COVID-19 Travel Alerts

The safety of our visitors and our community is of the greatest importance to us, and we're committed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. All events in Columbus with more than 50 attendees are cancelled. All restaurants and bars are closed for dine-in visitors. All attractions are closed and the Governor has issued a stay-at-home order for all of Ohio. See this link for continuously updated details. We encourage you to call ahead before visiting any business.

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Press Releases


2020 Columbus Tour Planner Guide simplifies developing future trips

April 6, 2020

Successful planners preparing now for travel restart COLUMBUS, Ohio – Even in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, the most successful group tour planners are well prepared for the reopening of... Continue Reading >>

Pair of Columbus chefs named James Beard Award semifinalists

March 9, 2020

Announcement highlights Columbus’ travel-worthy food scene COLUMBUS, Ohio – Not one, but two Columbus chefs have just been named to The James Beard Foundation’s list of Restaurant... Continue Reading >>

Experience Columbus Annual Meeting Celebrates Record 2019 Tourism Economy Success

March 5, 2020

COLUMBUS – Columbus’ tourism economy boomed in 2019. Record-breaking numbers were achieved in every industry measure: direct visitor spending, bed tax revenues, employment, hotel... Continue Reading >>

Irony of prohibition’s start in Ohio’s capital not lost on visitors

January 31, 2020

Once a place of constraint, Columbus now leads craft cocktail, distilling and brewing revolution COLUMBUS, Ohio – This year marks the 100 th anniversary of a nationwide prohibition on alcohol... Continue Reading >>

2019 State of the Visitor Industry: Year-End Report

January 29, 2020

COLUMBUS – Hotel business boomed in 2019. In a strong show for the tourism economy, Columbus ended the year with record-breaking bed tax collections and two rankings higher in RevPAR (Revenue... Continue Reading >>

Columbus boom adds hotels, attractions and cultural events for visitors

January 15, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio – This promises to be a big year in Columbus, giving travelers plenty of reasons to visit one of America’s fastest-growing cities in 2020. Unprecedented hotel openings,... Continue Reading >>

Experience Columbus Launches ‘Made in Cbus Trail’ Holiday Contest

November 26, 2019

Complete the trail before Dec. 31 and be entered to win a one-night stay at Hotel LeVeque COLUMBUS – Shop local this holiday season with the Made in Cbus Trail and you could win a free,... Continue Reading >>

2019 State of the Visitor Industry: Third Quarter Report

November 13, 2019

COLUMBUS – Hosting a successful American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Exposition and 12 other citywide conventions led to a strong third quarter for... Continue Reading >>

PCMA Selects Columbus for Convening Leaders 2023

November 5, 2019

The world’s largest network of business events professionals to come to Columbus COLUMBUS – Columbus has emerged as one of the top destinations in the country for meetings, conventions... Continue Reading >>

Visitation to Columbus Grows to 41.9 million day and overnight visitors

July 17, 2019

New data show more visitors are staying longer in Columbus COLUMBUS – More visitors are coming to Greater Columbus and choosing to stay longer, according to data from the industry-leading... Continue Reading >>