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Gov’t lowers per diems, hotels expect to suffer

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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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Hotel business is up but room rates remain a drag

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Hotel occupancy in Colorado Springs, year-to-date, is up more than 4 percent compared to the same time last year. But there’s no need to uncork the champagne just yet. Occupancy is up because room rates are flat or down. Lowering room rates became necessary during the recession to attract visitors in a faltering industry. But… Continue Reading Hotel business is up but room rates remain a drag

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Pro cycling in Colo. Springs an unsure bet

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Colorado Springs is a mecca for cyclists but no one has stepped forward to lead the city’s bid to host a leg of the Quiznos Pro Challenge, an international cycling race set for next year. The city’s tourism bureau cannot assume that leadership role under the organizers’ rules. Without such leadership, the Springs could see… Continue Reading Pro cycling in Colo. Springs an unsure bet

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State Games a big tourism weekend for Pikes Peak area

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The Rocky Mountain State Games were expected to generate $6.5 million in economic activity over the course of the three-day event this past weekend. That makes the games, hosted by The Colorado Springs Sports Corp., one of the city’s top revenue-generating events. By comparison, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which happens to draw an international… Continue Reading State Games a big tourism weekend for Pikes Peak area

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How far, wide will Sullivan replacement search range?

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After 20 years at the helm, Terry Sullivan, CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, will retire at the end of this year. Everyone knows that. What’s not so well known is how the bureau will replace him, including how far from the region it’ll range to find the best possible candidate. It… Continue Reading How far, wide will Sullivan replacement search range?

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Strasburg, Va. – a town for sale

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Colorado may be home to great scenery and mountainscapes, but for those looking for their very own tourist town east of the Mississippi, there’s great news this week. Strasburg, Va. – a place famous for its antique shops, civil war memorabilia and quirky attractions – will be auctioned for sale on July 22. Much of… Continue Reading Strasburg, Va. – a town for sale

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Hotel occupancy numbers on the rise

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Hotel occupancy numbers for Colorado Springs are almost as hot as the weather, lately. The Rocky Mountain Lodging Report for June showed a jump in occupancy from 68.1 percent in May to nearly 78 percent in June. Of course, occupancy typically increases in June over May and peaks in July. However, year-to-date, occupancy in the… Continue Reading Hotel occupancy numbers on the rise

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Export plan aims to attract more overseas travelers

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The tourism industry stands to gain attention and traction from the U.S. Export Council’s plan to double exports over the next five years — at least the U.S. Travel Association thinks so. President Obama has appointed two members of the Travel Association’s board of directors, Glenn Tilton, CEO of United Airlines, and Bob Iger, CEO… Continue Reading Export plan aims to attract more overseas travelers

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Pikes Peak Hill Climb fuels local hospitality industry

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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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Tight on cash, visitors bureau puts off added analysis

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Every year since 2000, the Colorado Tourism Office has commissioned a report about the state’s tourism business from Longwoods International. So does Visit Denver, the city’s convention and visitors bureau. Colorado Springs, on the other hand, doesn’t get its own report. Why not? The easy answer is budget cutbacks. But it’s a bit more complicated… Continue Reading Tight on cash, visitors bureau puts off added analysis

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