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COVID-19 Didn’t Slow Columbus Down
The country’s 14th largest city developed innovative digital programming to enhance the return to in-person meetings.
While meetings and conventions took a pause in 2020 due to the pandemic, Columbus didn’t stop working to ensure that when the time came to return to in-person meetings, planners and attendees had all the tools they needed for a successful event.
If there’s one thing we learned during the last 18 months of remote work or virtual meetings that’s here to stay, it’s the importance of digital tools and platforms. As we move toward the future of meeting and events, Columbus makes it easy for attendees to plan their stay.
It’s now easy to get the help of virtual assistant whenever needed on whatever platform is preferred for planning. Of course, visitors can gain access to a virtual trip-planning assistant on experiencecolumbus.com to find all there is to see, do eat and explore in the city.
Now, expanded options include assistance on the Experience Columbus Facebook page and Apple messages, in which iOS users can text our virtual assistant, just like they would a friend, to see what’s nearby, where to eat, shop or play in the area. A new Flash Briefing available through any Alexa device also provides daily updates on what’s happening in Ohio’s capital to all who subscribe.
To learn more about these offerings and how to engage with them, visit experiencecolumbus.com/engage.
We know people are itching to travel again, so we encourage attendees to extend their time in our city pre- or post-meeting and we make it easy to do so with tickets available for purchase and direct download from the Experience Columbus website to any mobile device. During the meeting, the new digital attendee savings passes also makes it easy to access discounts and deals at local businesses during downtime.
Consider bringing your spouse, family or friends for a long weekend in Columbus. Book a 2-night stay directly on the Experience Columbus website and receive not only the best possible rates, but also admission for two to one of Columbus’ top attractions or a Lyft credit for getting around the city.
Let’s work together to bring the industry back stronger than ever. Learn more about all that’s happening in Columbus at experiencecolumbus.com/meetings.
Vice President, Convention Sales
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