Experience Columbus Columbus Tourism Bureau Asking Businesses To Reopen Safely By Jim Letizia • Jun 1, 2020 experiencecolumbus.com State officials said Sunday Ohio now has 33 thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 6 thousand hospitalizations and 1944 deaths. Trade Group Say Arnold Festival Restrictions Will Hurt Local Businesses By Associated Press • Mar 6, 2020 ohiolodging.com The restrictions being put on this weekend's Arnold Sports Festival will affect the local economy. Columbus Sees Increase In Visitors By Mike Foley • Jul 17, 2019 More visitors are coming to Columbus and choosing to stay longer, according to the latest tourism data. Officials Release Local Tourism Figures For First Half Of 2017 By Mike Foley • Jul 20, 2017 Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission have released their mid-year report showing travel and tourism continued to grow during the first half of 2017. Local Officials To Use JD Power Ranking To Further Boost Tourism By Mike Foley • Jan 20, 2017 In a recent study, marketing and research firm J.D. Power ranked Columbus as "Highest in Visitor Satisfaction in the Midwest." Officials Release Local Tourism Figures For 2015 By Mike Foley & Jim Letizia • Aug 25, 2016 Columbus' tourism bureau says 39.3 million visitors spent a day or more in the city last year, resulting in an overall economic impact of 9.7 billion dollars. Council Approves Money For Tourism, The Arts And Refuse Disposal By Jim Letizia • Mar 15, 2016 columbus.gov Columbus City Council last night approved 16 million dollars in contracts to expand the arts and tourism. Columbus Recruiting Indiana Businesses Upset With "Religious Freedom" Law By Jim Letizia • Mar 31, 2015 Columbus city and tourism officials want to take advantage of the corporate community's outrage over Indiana's so-called "religious freedom" law. Tourism Bureau Marketing Columbus In Chicago, D.C. By Jim Letizia • Jun 20, 2014 Columbus tourism officials are marketing the city as more than a place to visit. Taxpayers Funding Columbus' Efforts To Host Political Conventions By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Feb 11, 2014 Representatives of the cities of Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland went to Washington DC Monday to talk with the Republican National Committee members who will choose the site for their 2016 convention.