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Press releases from Experience Columbus share the latest updates from Ohio’s thriving state capital.

Experience Columbus Launches "Live Forward. Gift Forward." Holiday Campaign

Curated holiday gift guide inspires Columbus residents and visitors to gift experiences and shop locally Experience Columbus is encouraging residents and visitors to make the holidays more meaningful this year as they gather with their families,

Experience Columbus Launches Outdoor Trails Pass

New curated guide to hike, bike and paddle trails developed in partnership with MORPC COLUMBUS – Experience Columbus is announcing the creation of an Outdoor Trails pass through a partnership with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC).

Experience Columbus Launches Diversity Apprenticeship Program

City tourism entities recruiting several BIPOC apprentices for full-time career opportunities to help close the racial equity gap in the industry To help overcome underrepresentation in the tourism industry, Experience Columbus and the Greater

2021 State of the Visitor Industry: First Quarter Report

COLUMBUS – In conjunction with the 38th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, this year recognizing the Power of Travel and the industry’s role in bringing back our vibrant communities, restoring the economy and rebuilding our workforce,

Experience Columbus Releases 2020 Annual Report

COLUMBUS – The 2020 Experience Columbus Annual Report, released today, shows that despite a tough 2020 the city is well poised for a strong recovery in 2021. As 2020 focused largely on local support and keeping the community connected to local

Experience Columbus Announces Changes to 2021 Board of Directors

COLUMBUS – Experience Columbus introduced numerous changes to its board of directors at the organization’s board meeting, held this morning via Zoom. Janelle N. Coleman, vice president, corporate philanthropy and community engagement at American

Columbus’ Primary Visitor Touchpoints Achieve Global Cleanliness Accreditation

The city’s international airport, convention center, transportation system, largest hotels and event venues are prepared for the return of larger gatherings and meetings COLUMBUS, Ohio – In preparation for larger gatherings and the return of meetings

The Ohio State University Introduces Free Online Course on Infection Prevention

With increased need to help keep public spaces safer, course enhances professional knowledge. READ MORE

New Experience Columbus Chatbot Serves as Holiday Gift Assistant

As first destination to bring conversational AI to visitors, chatbot joins host of digital trip planning tools to enhance economic recovery COLUMBUS – Experience Columbus has worked with Satisfi Labs to develop a virtual chat assistant on the

2020 State of the Visitor Industry: Third Quarter Report

COLUMBUS – The tourism industry remains steadfast in its efforts to outlast the spread of COVID-19 according to the state of the visitor industry report from Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission. “2020 has been anything but