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Charting the best path for tourism

Look at the comparative numbers, showing how little the Pikes Peak region spends to market its tourism industry in relation to other cities, and one can’t help but cringe. As you see in the accompanying news story, the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau has decided to turn anecdotal information into solid statistical data, setting… Continue Reading Charting the best path for tourism

Royal Gorge zip line to open in April

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Hold on to your seats. A new zip line is being built at the scenic Royal Gorge in southern Colorado that will be one of the highest in the world. The 700-foot zip line will run parallel to the Royal Gorge, 1,100 feet above the canyon floor. Park visitors will be harnessed into a chair… Continue Reading Royal Gorge zip line to open in April

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One of the more interesting trends of the downturn saw those with discretionary income begin to buy “experiences” to create memories, rather than purchasing yet another flat-screen TV or some other material item. One of the regional tourist attractions that benefited from this shift in the consumer psyche was The Royal Gorge Route Railroad in… Continue Reading Royal Gorge Railroad steams ahead despite downturn

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