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Colorado Springs has to sell its strengths, local hotel execs say

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

State unemployment rate: unchanged

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Colorado saw no change in the state unemployment rate from June to July of this year, according to figures from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The state added 3,200 nonfarm payroll jobs, for a total of 2.2 million people employed in the state, according to the monthly survey of business establishments. Government jobs… Continue Reading State unemployment rate: unchanged

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After years of a down market, hoteliers anticipate a better year in 2011. A full recovery isn’t in the cards but most in the hospitality industry expect increases in occupancy rates and room rates. Two international events slated for summer and new to Colorado Springs will bring tens of thousands of visitors and spectators to… Continue Reading 2011 Forecast: Occupancy firming, room rates to rise

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Team Ducati’s racers and pit crew dined on steaks and jumbo prawns at MacKenzie’s Chophouse. Big-rig racer Mike Ryan of Mike Ryan Motorsports in California stayed at the Dillon Motel in Manitou Springs, where the “hospitality was incomparable.” And Falken Tire and Team Ducati stayed at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. That scenario played out all… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Hill Climb fuels local hospitality industry

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When financial services giants announced plans to send executives on incentive trips to chi-chi hotel/resort destinations last fall and earlier this year – drawing the ire of Congress and the public – the travel and upscale hospitality industries were suddenly caught in the “AIG effect” crossfire. “They (financial companies) didn’t understand the impact of the… Continue Reading Resort, travel companies pay price for TARP indiscretions

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