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Tourism advocate praises Columbus’ recent visitor strategy

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — National travel industry advocate Roger Rickard will bring his advocacy message to Columbus next week, when local industry executives will hear about new statistics on the economic impact of tourism.

Rickard said he was already familiar with Columbus — largely because of its reputation in architectural circles — even before he was invited to speak during Tuesday's Columbus Area Visitors Center's annual meeting.

"It's like Columbus is the biggest small town in America. It's known for Midwest values, diversity as well as it architecture," Rickard said in a recent telephone interview.

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