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Rent a car in Colorado Springs, prices among the best

Hotwire.com says Las Vegas is the best for hotel rates, Toronto is the best destination for airfare and in Colorado Springs, a traveler will get one of the best car rental rates. Hotwire.com released its February 2013 Travel Savings Indicator and Colorado Springs ranked No. 2 for car rental prices, at $21 a day —… Continue Reading Rent a car in Colorado Springs, prices among the best

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Promoters will market Manitou Incline nationally

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Promoters will market Manitou Incline nationally

The Pikes Peak region’s most talked-about attraction — the Manitou Incline — finally is coming out from behind the curtain and taking center stage in marketing campaigns aimed at attracting outdoor enthusiasts. Years of planning and legal questions about the Incline, its ownership and its use came to a close in January when President Obama… Continue Reading Promoters will market Manitou Incline nationally

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Ride the Rockies to bring 2,000 cyclists to town

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Ride the Rockies to bring 2,000 cyclists to town

Colorado Springs is one of seven communities to host this year’s Ride The Rockies Tour, scheduled June 9-15. About 2,000 riders are expected to participate in the statewide bike ride, which begins June 9 in Telluride and ends June 15 in Colorado Springs at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. This is the third time in the 28-year… Continue Reading Ride the Rockies to bring 2,000 cyclists to town

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Attention professional and amateur gumbo aficionados, it’s time to cook – and taste. Mantiou Springs is hosting its annual “Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off,” which is part of its Mardi Gras Carnivale celebration Feb. 9. Time to get out the New Orleans-style super secret gumbo recipe and put it to the taste test. “Gumbo” is defined… Continue Reading Manitou mumbo-jumbo cook-off puts gumbo to taste test

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Tourism ready to battle for more state funds

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Even now, seven months later, talking about the effects that the Waldo Canyon fire had on the region’s tourism industry makes voices shake. “Devastating” is how most in the industry — from operators of bed-and-breakfast inns to local attractions, hotels and restaurants — describe that last week of June that dropped Pikes Peak regional tourism… Continue Reading Tourism ready to battle for more state funds

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Back in 1923, Spencer Penrose bought a 16-acre camp in Pike National Forest, eight miles from his beloved Broadmoor, and built some cabins there to create an outdoor vacation experience. He planned to sell memberships, but instead had a great time entertaining his friends for summer getaways. He called his personal retreat Camp Vigil. In… Continue Reading Penrose’s getaway to be a Broadmoor destination

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Ski visits down 11% this year

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Ski visits across the state are 11.5 percent lower so far this season, compared to the same period last year. Lack of snow and late openings contributed to the drop. “First period is largely fueled by in-state visitors, and an unseasonably warm October and November kept many Coloradans from tallying lots of ski days,s” said… Continue Reading Ski visits down 11% this year

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A tour bus is leaving Colorado Springs for the state capital Jan. 29 and the leader of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping its full. Doug Price, CVB president and CEO, is taking reservations for a seat on the bus, which is taking folks to Colorado Tourism Day Jan. 29 at the… Continue Reading Colorado Tourism Day Jan. 29, bus taking Springs residents

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The Broadmoor hotel and resort plans to open a ranch retreat that features the outdoor life of fly fishing and horseback riding but with the Five-Star dining its resort guests are used to. The Broadmoor will open its Ranch at Emerald Valley, just 8 miles from its resort, in August. The Ranch at Emerald Valley… Continue Reading The Broadmoor set to open a ranch retreat with 5-Star offerings

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Michele Starling, who led Pikes Peak Country Attractions  Association for 13 years, has resigned. Her husband has taken a job in Florida. The organization, which promotes attractions such as Garden of the Gods Park and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, is searching for a new director. “I have a great deal of admiration for the members of… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Country Attractions searching for new director

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