Columbus Convention News

View a compilation of recent news stories that have featured Columbus below.


Experience Columbus Vice President of Sales Joins Black Travel Leaders to Address Systemic Racism

July 14, 2020

Dan Williams answers ‘5 questions about race’ in video premiering at Destinations International’s annual travel industry conference COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following the death of... Continue Reading >>

The GBAC STAR Accreditation and What It Means for Planners

June 17, 2020

If you’ve read any reopening plans recently—whether for hotels, convention centers or entire destinations—it’s likely you’ve come across a line or two that mentions... Continue Reading >>


June 8, 2020

The unjust killing of Black American George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 by a police officer has sparked nationwide protests over civil injustice. Amid a time when the events industry was already... Continue Reading >>

CVB Staffs Become Infectious Disease Experts

June 8, 2020

Destinations like St. Louis and Columbus work with local venues and and establishments to demonstrate a commitment to health and safety. READ MORE Continue Reading >>

A World of Good: Destinations Respond to COVID-19

April 17, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is bringing out the best in destinations — and the people in them. As the global fight to contain the pandemic continues, companies are shifting production priorities to... Continue Reading >>

CVBs Provide Virtual FAMs for Planners

April 13, 2020

CVBs come to the planners to try to book new business while the country remains on COVID-19 lockdown. READ MORE Continue Reading >>

Check Out Ohio’s Big Three

February 5, 2020

Groups can add some beauty to the world with the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Release Program. The Columbus experience allows participants to release a newly... Continue Reading >>

10 Meetings Destinations on the Rise

January 3, 2020

Columbus is more than just the capital of the Buckeye State--it also has been named a winner of the 2018 Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, has been recognized as a top destination for solo... Continue Reading >>

Ohio Offers Attendees State-of-the-Art Facilities With Small-Town Charm

January 3, 2020

Columbus is the capital of Ohio and also holds the distinction of being its largest and fastest-growing community. “People often think of us as a small city, but we’re not,” says... Continue Reading >>

Site Inspection: Columbus Experiences

December 10, 2019

Ohio’s capital, Columbus, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The forward-thinking momentum that brought Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and L. Brands (Victoria’s... Continue Reading >>