Press Releases


Experience Columbus Honors EXPY Award Winners

April 18, 2019

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 >>

Most-imaginative bartenders, award-winning distilleries and brewery boon in Columbus

March 29, 2019

Results in Wildly Creative Beverage Scene COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus breweries and distilleries are helping define what is one of the most exciting beer and cocktail scenes in the country,... Continue Reading >>

Experience Columbus Celebrates 2018 Tourism Economy Successes and ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition

March 20, 2019

COLUMBUS – Experience Columbus kicked off a decade of hospitality at its 2019 Annual Meeting held today at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The organization celebrated the... Continue Reading >>

2018 State of the Visitor Industry: Year-End Report

January 30, 2019

Tourism economy to benefit from record room night production COLUMBUS – Record-breaking bed tax collections and room night production for future years resulted in a strong 2018 for the local... Continue Reading >>

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 >>