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Tourism ready to battle for more state funds

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

Internet Honey, a Colorado Springs-based marketing technology company, has won a contract with the Colorado Tourism Office to help the state agency measure its marketing efforts. Through its software, Honeycomb, Internet Honey will track and manage leads and inquiries from thousands of consumers seeking vacation and tourism information on Colorado, said Jason Goss, Internet Honey… Continue Reading Springs’ Internet Honey wins state tourism contract

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Summer tourism season is nearly here, and the Colorado Tourism Office and Colorado Restaurant Association have teamed up to make sure visitors can enjoy the local cuisine. From fresh palisade peaches to tender bison, the two groups have launched an online, comprehensive dining guide at www.COLORADO.com. “WE have chefs across the state who are passionate… Continue Reading Tourism, restaurant groups create online dining guide

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Each year, the Colorado Tourism Office solicits requests for proposal from advertising agencies around the state. This year being no exception, the CTO on Jan. 10 opened the bidding for four marketing-related contracts: Advertising/overall brand direction; Public relations/social media; Digital directives/digital advertising; and Publication of the state visitors vacation guide. What’s new is that the… Continue Reading Colorado tourism office offering PR, social media contract

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Al White has been a state lawmaker for years but the spotlight is about to get even brighter for the Republican from Hayden. As I reported online earlier this week, the tourism and hospitality industry is excited about the news that Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper has appointed White as director of the Colorado Tourism Office. Until… Continue Reading State tourism chief expected to create ‘single voice’

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Sen. White appointed to state tourism office

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Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper has appointed state Sen. Al White as director of the Colorado Tourism Office. A Republican from Hayden, White has been known as a champion of the tourism industry for more than a decade. “Tourism is a great tool to create jobs that have a positive impact on the economy,” he said in a press… Continue Reading Sen. White appointed to state tourism office

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Ski trips give Colo. tourism an edge

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As expected, tourism spending in Colorado was down during 2009 –  but the state still outperformed the nation in several tourism calculators, thanks in large part to the state’s ski industry. The state had 51.7 million domestic visitors in 2009, a 1.1 percent increase over the record total visitation in 2008, according to the Colorado… Continue Reading Ski trips give Colo. tourism an edge

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