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

2022 State of the Visitor Industry: Mid-Year Report

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The 2022 State of the Visitor Industry: Mid-Year Report made available today by Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission shows continued signs of a strong recovery for Columbus’ tourism industry. As the

Experience Columbus Announces New Visitation Data Following Industry Day Event

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Experience Columbus, the destination marketing organization for the Columbus region dedicated to growing visitor spending and enhancing the visitor experience, today announced new insights into the local visitor economy and the impact

Experience Columbus Launches New Accessibility Guide

Experience Columbus, the destination marketing organization for Ohio’s capital city, today launched its new Accessibility Guide to highlight Columbus as an inclusive destination that is welcoming and accessible to all. The new Accessibility Guide

Greater Columbus Convention Center Gets Smart Meetings Smart Stars Award for Best Convention Center

Experience Columbus is excited to share that the Greater Columbus Convention Center has been selected by Smart Meetings to receive a Smart Stars award in the category of Best Convention Center. Press release and details are forthcoming.

Experience Columbus to Receive Association Conventions & Facilities Distinctive Achievement Award

Experience Columbus is happy to share that the subscribers to Association Conventions & Facilities magazine (a publication reaching over 20,500 active association planners in print and more via the digital version) recently voted and named Experience

2022 State of the Visitor Industry: First Quarter Report

The resiliency of the tourism industry and the future of travel has been celebrated throughout May during U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week, the 2022 Experience Columbus Annual Meeting and Ohio Tourism Day. Now, Experience

Experience Columbus Celebrates the Resiliency of Travel and Tourism at 2022 Annual Meeting

Each year, tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses, communities and personal well-being during U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week. During this year’s

Experience Columbus’ Taylor Savage Named One of 30 Future Leaders by Destinations International

Experience Columbus National Sales Manager Taylor Savage, DES, CTA, CFMP, was recently named one of Destinations International’s 2022 30 Under 30 recipients. The Class of 2022 honorees hail from a variety of destinations around the world and

Columbus Helps Meetings Go Green with Unique Sustainability Offerings

As trade and professional organizations across the country return to in-person conventions, conferences and meetings in 2022, Ohio’s capital city is continuing to offer an innovative collection of environmentally-conscious ways to make any meeting

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

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

Dan Williams answers ‘5 questions about race’ in video premiering at Destinations International’s annual travel industry conference COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following the death of George Floyd and the overwhelming response nationwide, Experience Columbus

The GBAC STAR Accreditation and What It Means for Planners

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 a commitment to earn the GBAC STAR accreditation. Unveiled in May in response to...

CVB Staffs Become Infectious Disease Experts

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


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 struggling with great change, due to forced event

A World of Good: Destinations Respond to COVID-19

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 make personal protective equipment (PPE), cities are