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July was hot for tourism in Colorado Springs

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July was a hot month for tourism in Colorado Springs and for city coffers, which collected record-breaking amounts in lodging taxes. City officials reported in a monthly tax collection report that the hotel industry showed a large percentage increase – 22 percent — in July 2011 over last July. Overall, the combined sales and use… Continue Reading July was hot for tourism in Colorado Springs

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Business travelers don’t like to take off their shoes at the airport. This is one thing nearly 30 percent of business travel agents wish they could change in airport security, according to Travel Leaders Fall Travel Trend Survey released today. About 450 travel owners, managers and frontline travel agents were surveyed in August to find… Continue Reading Travelers bugged by post-9/11 airport security rules

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Colorado ski resorts are pumping in $50 million worth of improvements in preparation of the upcoming ski season. Colorado Ski Country USA resorts are investing in minor developments meant to improve guest experiences and major renovations, including new lifts and dining facilities. For example, Copper Mountain is replacing the High Point Lift in its West… Continue Reading Colorado ski resorts invest millions in improvements

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Powderhorn season passes selling at lower prices

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The new owners of the Powderhorn ski resort are keeping their word on offering lower prices on season passes this year compared with last season. For instance, the price of an adult season pass this year is $399, down from $420 last season. The ski area near Grand Junction offers various passes for different age… Continue Reading Powderhorn season passes selling at lower prices

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An estimated 9,500 visitors will visit the Pikes Peak region for the Air Force Academy’s annual Parents’ Weekend, starting Thursday. The visitors are expected to bring an additional $7.5 million in direct revenue to Colorado Springs businesses and an additional $556,776 in sales tax revenue. Academy officials say the numbers are a fraction of the… Continue Reading Parents’ weekend to bring $7.5M to Springs economy

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Breckenridge considering limit on skiers

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The Breckenridge Town Council is considering asking for a cap on daily skier visits to reduce the impact on the community on peak days. The recommendation is among a list of requests to be sent to the Forest Service, which is considering allowing the Breckenridge Ski Resort to add about 550 acres of skiing on… Continue Reading Breckenridge considering limit on skiers

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Labor Day traffic expected to drop

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The number of travelers in the Mountain Region this Labor Day holiday weekend is expected to drop more than 2 percent over a year ago. AAA says about 2.4 million travelers are expected to hit the road in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. The region includes Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah… Continue Reading Labor Day traffic expected to drop

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Florissant Fossil Beds to build visitor center

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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is getting its long-awaited visitor center – a 4,400 square-foot facility expected to open in 2013 and be powered almost entirely by solar power. The National Park Service announced plans this week for a visitor education, research and museum facility, which will replace the old building currently serving as the… Continue Reading Florissant Fossil Beds to build visitor center

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More than 6,000 people braved a rainy Sunday evening to attend the People’s Pedal Party downtown in celebration of today’s big cycling event. “We had a terrific crowd – everyone from a 6-week old to an 85-year-old,” said Ron Butlin, executive director of the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership. The party was among several events during… Continue Reading 6,000 attend People’s Pedal Party to celebrate big race

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What will Pro Challenge mean for bike shops?

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Bike shop owners don’t expect famous cyclists in their stores next weekend, but they hope locals will catch the cycling bug. Continue Reading What will Pro Challenge mean for bike shops?

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