Home » Archives by category » Tourism (Page 26)

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park has record season

Comments Off

New rides, magic shows and a new visitors’ center attracted a record number of visitors to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park this season. “It’s the best financial year we’ve ever had,” said Mike Bandera, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park vice president and general manager. The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, known for having one… Continue Reading Royal Gorge Bridge and Park has record season

Continue reading …

The elephants at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo are spending their days exploring their new multi-million home. A new elephant barn is part of the Encounter Africa exhibit, which is under construction now. Encounter Africa, when complete, will be home to the African elephants, African lions and black rhinos. All told it is a $13.5 million project,… Continue Reading Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Encounter Africa $13 million exhibit under construction

Continue reading …

Po Squaw Valley USA, the iconic Lake Tahoe-area resort that has been home to some of the country’s top downhill skiers, is joining operations with neighboring Alpine Meadows in a deal to be announced Tuesday. The merger comes as Tahoe resorts and business leaders are studying a bid for the Winter Olympics, perhaps for the… Continue Reading Colo-based investment firms merges ski resorts

Continue reading …

Colorado Springs hotel sales executives, general managers and event planners rate Colorado Springs high against Vail and Albuquerque, but said the city falls short when compared to Denver, especially in the area of night life. The group of about 50 hotel sales executives and event planners from the Hospitality, Sales, Marketing Association International local chapter… Continue Reading Colorado Springs has to sell its strengths, local hotel execs say

Continue reading …

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will be back in Colorado in 2012 for seven days of cycling from Aug. 20-26.  Race organizers have already begun planning for the 2012 race, although host cities have not been announced. Cities interested in becoming a host city must apply through an official Request for Proposals process beginning next… Continue Reading Race is on to become USA Pro Cycling Challenge host city for next year’s event

Continue reading …

Phil Anschutz buying The Broadmoor

Comments Off

Denver financier Phil Anschutz is buying the historic Broadmoor hotel. “That is huge for us,” said Allison Scott, Broadmoor spokeswoman. Broadmoor President and CEO Steve Bartolin will remain in place and no other changes are planned to the management or staff. Bartolin met with management and then all employees this morning to break the news.… Continue Reading Phil Anschutz buying The Broadmoor

Continue reading …

CO athletes pushing for carbon regulation

Comments Off

Winter athletes and ski executives from Colorado are in Washington to talk about climate change. Coloradans including Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler are scheduled to lobby Wednesday for carbon regulation. Earlier this month, President Barack Obama scrubbed a clean-air regulation that aimed to reduce health-threatening smog. The athletes are part of a group called “Protect Our… Continue Reading CO athletes pushing for carbon regulation

Continue reading …

July was hot for tourism in Colorado Springs

Comments Off

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

Continue reading …

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

Continue reading …

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

Continue reading …