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Branding drive now under way for Springs

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Denver is the Mile-High City, Huntsville, Ala., is the Rocket City, and New York City is The Big Apple. And Colorado Springs? It has plenty of attractive qualities, but despite repeated efforts, none have been successfully harnessed to create a brand. This could be the year that changes. After seeing its budget slashed last year,… Continue Reading Branding drive now under way for Springs

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The Broadmoor, a barometer of sorts for the convention and meeting business in Colorado Springs, closed out 2010 with group room-night sales significantly higher than expected. The hotel had braced for a decline in group business for the year but instead, thanks to a recovering, if unsteady, economy, was able to post results in line… Continue Reading Group sales help Broadmoor finish year on high note

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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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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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As we reported online, the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau has named Doug Price, a senior vice president with Destination Marketing Association International in Washington, D.C., to replace longtime CEO Terry Sullivan. Continue Reading Incoming CVB chief will emphasize impact of tourism

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New York City’s bedbugs have climbed out of bed and marched into landmarks like the Empire State Building, Bloomingdale’s and Lincoln Center, causing fresh anxiety among tourists who are canceling Big Apple vacations planned for the height of the holiday season. Some travelers who had arranged trips to New York say they are creeped out… Continue Reading Bedbugs invade New York, send holiday tourists running

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CVB names new CEO

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The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau has selected Doug Price as the new president and CEO to replace Terry Sullivan, who is retiring. Price now serves as senior vice president for professional development at Destination Marketing Association International, the world’s largest association of destination marketing organizations, located in Washington, D.C. He worked for many years… Continue Reading CVB names new CEO

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Allegiant’s new routes in Colorado Springs have attracted full passenger loads since their debut on Sept. 15. The airline added two nonstop routes last month to Long Beach Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Allegiant, which began service from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas in 2002, is doing more than growing. It’s also rebranding. The airline… Continue Reading Allegiant claims success in new Colorado Springs routes

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There’s good news on the hospitality front: Group and convention business has been gaining traction this year, far exceeding expectations, and is expected to get even better next year. Last year at this time, the outlook was dismal. Instead, demand has increased sooner than most people predicted. The fourth quarter is looking strong or steady… Continue Reading Hotels’ convention business getting back up to speed

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The lodging allowance portion of government per-diem rates is dropping in Colorado Springs and 310 other areas across the nation. Continue Reading Gov’t lowers per diems, hotels expect to suffer

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