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Internet Honey to work with Oregon tourism

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Internet Honey Co., a Colorado Springs marketing technology company, picked up another sweet contract with a state travel and tourism commission. Internet Honey was awarded a contract with the Oregon Tourism Commission, also known as Travel Oregon, to provide the software that will measure and maximize all consumer travel leads generated by the state’s tourism… Continue Reading Internet Honey to work with Oregon tourism

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Thanksgiving travel expected to jump 4 percent

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This Thanksgiving, 42.5 million people in the United States are expected to hit the road to visit family and friends — the highest number of holiday travelers since the start of the recession. Travel tracker AAA says that 4 percent more Americans than last year will journey at least 50 miles from home, with about… Continue Reading Thanksgiving travel expected to jump 4 percent

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The long-awaited Colorado Springs regional brand will be announced Nov. 15 during a press conference at the Pioneers Museum. The brand and slogan is under wraps until then, said Chelsy Murphy, spokeswoman for Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, which led the charge on the creation of a regional brand for the Colorado Springs region.… Continue Reading City and County officials set to reveal regional brand

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International media coverage is putting the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the spotlight. Continue Reading Pikes Peak Hill Climb: More attention, more popular

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The Santa Express Train is roaring into the Royal Gorge next month and expects to represent about 20 percent of the total rides on Royal Gorge Route Railroad in Cańon City. More than 20,000 riders are expected to ride the train during the five-week period from Nov. 18 to Dec. 26. That’s about 6,000 more… Continue Reading Royal Gorge holiday train rides expected to be up 40 percent this season

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For the first time in its nearly 90-year history, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb will be on a completely paved asphalt surface. Veteran competitors will no longer have to adjust to the usual gravel and asphalt challenges that have been part of the race, said Mike Moran, Colorado Springs Sports Corporation senior media consultant. City crews… Continue Reading 90th Pikes Peak Hill Climb set for July on fully paved road

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The inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge held in August attracted more than 1 million spectators from around the state, the country and the world and had an $83.5 million economic impact on the state, according to a report by IFM, a global sports research firm. “The crowds were big, they were enthusiastic, they spent money… Continue Reading USA Pro Cycling Challenge brought in $83 million to state

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Summer events keep city’s general fund healthy

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August – the month of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge race – proved to be a good month for spending in Colorado Springs. People came and spent money in restaurants and hotels, both sectors that had the largest increases in tax collections this August over last August. Restaurants collected $1.6 million in sales taxes, a… Continue Reading Summer events keep city’s general fund healthy

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Garden of the Gods Park is one of 10 Great Public Spaces for 2011. It’s a designation given by the American Planning Association under the organization’s Great Places in America program. City and park officials planned to be on hand at the Garden of the Gods this morning to celebrate the news. “Colorado Springs residents… Continue Reading Garden of the Gods Park named a Great Public Space

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Royal Gorge Bridge and Park has record season

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New rides, magic shows and a new visitors’ center attracted a record number of visitors to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park this season. “It’s the best financial year we’ve ever had,” said Mike Bandera, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park vice president and general manager. The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, known for having one… Continue Reading Royal Gorge Bridge and Park has record season

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