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Winter tourism a time to rest; some attractions staying busy

Tourism in the winter may look like tourism of any day in the summer for some attractions. Many area attractions remain open, albeit with fewer tourists. Yet for others, tourism may look more like a hockey tournament filling hotel rooms during the shoulder season. “We promote more than 55 activities,” said Chelsy Murphy, communications director… Continue Reading Winter tourism a time to rest; some attractions staying busy

Cole named director of Pikes Peak Country Attractions Association

Ryan Cole has been named executive director of Pikes Peak Country Attractions Association. He takes over for Michele Starling, who led the organization for 13 years. Cole said the organization is perfectly poised to jump full onto into social media networking and advertising, and make a more concerted effort to attract tourists from within the… Continue Reading Cole named director of Pikes Peak Country Attractions Association

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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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A native of Colorado Springs, Michele Carvell has been executive director of Pikes Peak Country Attractions Association since 1999. Prior to that, she was executive director of the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce from 1990 to 1998. She was instrumental in increasing tourism to Manitou, and helping to brand the town as a fun, quirky… Continue Reading Tourism executive sees recovery season for Springs

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