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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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Ever wonder how a ski resort can report a foot of new snow while the weather service reports only a few inches? Vail Resorts says snow reporting is an inexact science after it was forced to retract its report of a foot of snow on Feb. 23 and change it to 2 inches. The resort… Continue Reading It’s not a snow job – Vail defends snow reports

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Colorado’s national parks generated just under $293 million, and account for 6,366 jobs statewide, according to information from the National Park Service. Rocky Mountain National Park had the most visits, just under 3 million people, including 174,000 who spent the night. The park accounts for 2,641 jobs. The second-most visited Colorado national park was Mesa… Continue Reading Colorado’s national parks bring millions to local cities

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Mining Exchange hotel now taking reservations

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The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham Grand Hotel scheduled to open downtown this spring, announced today that it is now accepting reservations for June 1 and beyond. The hotel has been accepting group and event reservations for two weeks, but just started allowing individual online room reservations today. Hotel management expects to open the doors in… Continue Reading Mining Exchange hotel now taking reservations

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Boxing bouts keep hotels busy

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An estimated 700 amateur boxers will be in Colorado Springs at the end of the month for the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships, to take a swing at a chance to compete in the summer Olympics in London. The Feb. 27- March 3 event, dubbed as USA Boxing’s premier event, will draw athletes, their coaches,… Continue Reading Boxing bouts keep hotels busy

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Ski resort imposes limits on tipplers

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A Colorado ski resort is imposing limits on alcoholic beverages at its mountain bistro because resort officials are tired of carting tipsy skiers down the mountain. The Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro at Aspen Highlands has imposed a three-drink maximum and removed liquor from the menu, leaving only beer and wine. The resort had to use… Continue Reading Ski resort imposes limits on tipplers

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A new Global Entry Program at the Denver International Airport could bring in more international tourists and boost attendance at large-scale conventions in the Springs. This week officials at the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the expansion of the Global Entry Program, which allows for expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk… Continue Reading Local tourism could get boost from Global Entry Program at DIA

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Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the famed Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and organizers are predicting another record year for attendance and sales. Ticket sales for the July 8 event will be open to the public at www.PPIHC.com – the official website for the event. For the first time, race organizers are offering round-trip… Continue Reading Hill Climb tickets go on sale, organizers predicting record year

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The travel industry accounted for 7 percent of the 1.6 million jobs created during the past 12 months, the U.S Travel Association reports. “Over the last year, the travel industry expanded its employment base by 119,000 – doubling the jobs created by construction and real estate industries combined,” said David Huether, senior vice president of… Continue Reading Travel industry added jobs in 2011, has good December

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Air travel is getting more frustrating, according to a new survey by the U.S. Travel Association. Two out of five air passengers wish for some other form of transportation this holiday season. In fact, travelers want two gifts: an expansion of the trusted traveler program to allow more people into a faster screening process and… Continue Reading Baggage, security top list of air travelers’ frustration

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