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Tourism Generates Record-Setting $40 Million in Bed Tax Revenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tourism Generates Record-Setting $40 Million in Bed Tax Revenue

The Columbus tourism industry had a very good year in 2015. In fact, it was pretty much the best year ever. Leaders at Experience Columbus announced yesterday afternoon that the organization tallied up a grand total of $40 million in hotel bed tax collections for the year. The increase was due to increases in hotel occupancy, […]

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Experience Columbus Opens Visitor Center Inside Convention Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans Experience Columbus Opens Visitor Center Inside Convention Center

Experience Columbus is welcoming visitors to the Arnold Sports Festival this weekend in a big way. The organization officially opened their third local visitor center, this time right inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Located next door to the food court area, the center provides guests with information about local attractions, destinations, restaurants, shopping and […]

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Best Tourist Destination of 2014: The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Tourist Destination of 2014: The Short North

For two years in a row, our readers have named The Short North as the top destination to take visitors while in Columbus. The rapidly-growing neighborhood continues to evolve as a visitor’s hub where some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment can be found in the region. The Short North is home to many […]

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The Top 10 Things to do in Columbus Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Top 10 Things to do in Columbus Ohio

Whether you’re new to town, a long-time resident, or just looking for a new way to entertain visitors, this list was designed to help you find something fun to do! During our 2013 Readers Survey, we asked for top picks for tourist destinations which we presented as a Top 10 list during the unveiling of […]

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The Top 20 Things to do in Columbus Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Top 20 Things to do in Columbus Ohio

Whether you’re new to town, a long-time resident, or just looking for a new way to entertain visitors, this list was designed to help you find something fun to do. During our 2013 Readers Survey, we asked for top picks for tourist destinations which we presented as a Top 10 list during the unveiling of […]

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Best Tourist Destination of 2013: The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Tourist Destination of 2013: The Short North

So… you have guests in town and you want to show off the best of what Columbus has to offer. While our city doesn’t have too many large tourist-trap type destinations, there are some specific places where you can easily showcase how much fun Columbus can be from a tourist’s perspective. When we asked our […]

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Bexley Launches New Promotional Website

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The City of Bexley and the Bexley Chamber of Commerce have recently unveiled a new promotional campaign known as Go:Bexley, which aims to promote local businesses, events and amenities to residents and visitors alike. The initiative was dreamed up by Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler, who aims to raise awareness about the resources that can be […]

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