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Paul Astleford Discusses Hotels, Conventions and the Columbus Brand

Walker Evans Walker Evans Paul Astleford Discusses Hotels, Conventions and the Columbus Brand

Back in August, Paul Astleford announced that he would be retiring from his post as President and CEO of Experience Columbus, our city’s convention and visitor’s bureau. After thirteen years at the helm of the organization, Astleford has seen a lot of change in the culture of Columbus and how perceptions of Columbus have changed […]

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Paul Astleford to Retire as CEO of Experience Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Paul Astleford to Retire as CEO of Experience Columbus

Paul Astleford, president and CEO of Experience Columbus announced his retirement earlier today, which will take effect on December 31, 2012. Astleford has served as the leader of  the Columbus convention and visitors bureau for the past 13 years. “Columbus has been one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable chapters in my 43 year career […]

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Tourism and Hospitality Industry Thrives in Columbus in 2011

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According to the Smith Travel Research Report, the hospitality industry continued to grow in Columbus in 2011, despite the economic recession. A total of 395,418 room nights were booked in 2011, which Experience Columbus cites as an increase of 10.3% over 2010. Additionally, Experience Columbus helped to host more than 600 meetings in 2011, bringing […]

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