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CVB keeps us aware of heroics

Our lives move so fast anymore, even something as traumatic as natural disasters in our midst can fade quickly into the background, unless it’s right in front of us. Unless you drive regularly into Mountain Shadows or out to Black Forest, you probably have forgotten already about how much the historic wildfires of 2012 and… Continue Reading CVB keeps us aware of heroics

Mayor Steve Bach’s City for Champions proposal didn’t impress Economic and Planning Systems, the third-party analyst hired by the Colorado Economic Development Commission to evaluate the city’s request for state tax increment funding. EPS found that visitor estimates by the city were overly optimistic; financial data was skimpy, insufficient and/or inaccurate; and cost and revenue… Continue Reading Third-party analysis forces City for Champions revisions

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Government travel cuts affect hotel rooms

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The government’s ban on non-essential travel not only is harming international collaboration and local economies around the nation, many claim it’s hurting scientific progress as well. And it has led an unlikely group in Colorado Springs to pledge to work for a more diverse local economy. This time, it’s the Convention and Visitors Bureau.  … Continue Reading Government travel cuts affect hotel rooms

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CVB looks to educate outsiders

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CVB looks to educate outsiders

Tourism is a tough business. There’s no way to determine success, no way to tell whether the message is resonating with the target audience, no way to measure the return on the millions invested in advertising, marketing or other publicity. Tourism experts use a bunch of different messages and a lot of different media, hoping… Continue Reading CVB looks to educate outsiders

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Springs-area attractions investing in big improvements for tourists

Colorado Springs area attractions and tourist destinations have invested, or plan to invest, almost $134 million in improvements this year. The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau reached out to its members to find out what they had planned. The results provided an impressive list of local attractions planning to invest anywhere from tens of… Continue Reading Springs-area attractions investing in big improvements for tourists

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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 Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau was recognized for its “55 Attractions in 5 Days” initiative at the Governor’s 2012 Colorado Tourism Conference this month. The Colorado Springs CVB was given the “Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative Award,” which is presented to a community or region that has demonstrated excellence in a tourism event, promotion… Continue Reading Colorado Springs CVB recognized for outstanding tourism initiative

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Amy Long’s voice is calm and hopeful. In the tourism game, she understands the ebb and flow of the market better than anyone. She’s the vice president of marketing and membership at the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. After the Waldo Canyon fire took a turn toward Colorado Springs on June 26, she was… Continue Reading Springs marketing its way out of fire’s economic effects

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Frontier Airlines expects to find out this month if it won a bid for a direct flight from Colorado Springs to Washington D.C. “We really hope that it happens,” said Andrea Tollar, Frontier Airlines director of sales. Tollar spoke to leaders in the Colorado Springs tourism industry Wednesday at the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors… Continue Reading Frontier awaiting D.C. confirmation, considering additional Springs flights

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Deadline Friday for Live it Up designs

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The deadline to submit a design that helps brand the city is looming. The Colorado Springs branding task force is accepting design ideas to go along with its city slogan “Live it Up” until noon Jan. 6. Submissions are already coming in,  said Chelsy Murphy, Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau spokeswoman. “We want to… Continue Reading Deadline Friday for Live it Up designs

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