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CVB names best tourism spots, events

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The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau named some of this year’s best tourism spots and events in Colorado Springs. The winners were announced this week at the CVB’s annual Tourism Industry Awards Celebration, where officials also launched the city’s new slogan “Live it Up!” and logo. Five industry awards were presented by Doug Price,… Continue Reading CVB names best tourism spots, events

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Business leaders meet to brainstorm new brand

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A group of Colorado Springs business leaders and residents will meet today and Tuesday to brainstorm the city’s brand strategy. Called a charrette, the two-day meeting is the last step in the information gathering process led by Stone Mantel, a Colorado Springs-based brand and strategy firm. The interactive exercise will call upon the 100 participants… Continue Reading Business leaders meet to brainstorm new brand

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Doug Price, CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, calls tourism the “invisible industry,” and based on his policy for sharing how the CVB spends public money, he intends to keep it that way. Despite the fact that taxpayers provide the CVB its money, Price has declined to release information about his own… Continue Reading CVB offers few details about how it spends tax money

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National Tourism and Travel week starts Saturday, and the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau is highlighting the industry’s economic impact in the state with a billboard. The CVB has a live tourism dollar counter at three digital billboard locations in the city. The billboards show the infusion of collars as a direct result of… Continue Reading Tourism impact listed on local billboards

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Gasoline prices are rising, and Americans are driving less. That could add up to an ominous forecast for the local tourism industry, but Doug Price, CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, isn’t worried, despite the fact that Colorado Springs is an 80-percent drive-destination market. He expects that visitors will still come to the city,… Continue Reading Tourism officials undaunted by rising gas prices

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The rest of the nation knows Colorado Springs as a sports mecca, from the Olympics to mountain biking to ice hockey. Locals, however, may be unaware of the full extent of the city’s sports connection, from youth soccer to annual championships involving teams from around the world. This story gauges the economic impact of the… Continue Reading Ka-ching! When athletes hit town, the dollars follow

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Psst – Colorado Springs and nearby historic districts have received a prestigious, national designation, but, it’s a secret for another week.

The city’s tourism and cultural leaders announced today that they’re getting the award next week, but they remain tight-lipped about who’s giving it. Continue Reading Springs wins ‘secret’ prestigious national designation

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The top wakeboarders in the world are coming to Prospect Lake this summer. Prospect Lake? Yep. On July 23 and 24, the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will be in Colorado Springs – the fourth event in a five-stop series points race for the Pro Tour title. Wakeboarding is a rail-sliding, water-sport. Riders compete in a series of rounds, performing… Continue Reading Pro wakeboarding coming to the Springs

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After debating the issue and hearing from the tourism industry, the Colorado House of Representatives decided to keep money for the state’s tourism promotion effort secure for the next fiscal year. The Appropriations Committee suggested cutting the entire budget for the state’s tourism board as a way to fill the multi-million gap in the state… Continue Reading Tourism money safe for next fiscal year

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