Columbus for Everyone
Columbus thrives, thanks to the inclusivity that is quintessential to our city’s DNA. Your attendees will feel welcome here. And you’ll feel confident you’re choosing partners that are committed to inclusivity and equality.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Experience Columbus proudly promotes the characteristics of our city that make it worth visiting, including our commitment to social and racial justice.
Named among Expedia's most exciting LGBTQ-friendly travel destinations in the world, Columbus is a city unlike any other with it's open and welcoming community.
Diversity Apprenticeship Program
Providing a paid, hands-on, on-the-job experience for people who identify as BIPOC to work across multiple departments in the travel industry.
Asian-Owned Businesses in Columbus
Held annually during the Memorial Day weekend at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the Asian Festival is normally the kick-off of Columbus’s festival season and the wrap-up of celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander...2 min read
Black-Owned Local Businesses in Columbus
One of the most direct and sustainable ways you can support the Black community is by shopping local, Black-owned businesses. If you know of a business or resource that should be included, send us an email. If you're a Black-owned business...4 min read
Latin-American Owned Businesses in Columbus
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually in the United States from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and recognizes the influence of Hispanic Americans on the history, culture and achievements of the U.S. We’ve pulled together a list of...1 min read
Women-Owned Local Businesses in Columbus
Women-owned businesses are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. economy, and supporting a woman-owned business is one of the most sustainable ways to honor the contributions of women throughout history. This Women’s History Month, we are...4 min read