Colorado Springs saw record number of visitors in 2015, study finds

A stronger economy, efforts to improve air service and effective marketing combined to make 2015 a banner year for Pikes Peak region tourism, as a record number of visitors spent a record amount at hotels, restaurants and attractions, a study by a travel and tourism research firm show
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Inside the Chamber column: Understanding the power of travel promotion

As a citizen of Glenwood Springs or the surrounding area you may wonder how all those tourists could possibly benefit you. That is unless you own or work for a hospitality business, in which case you know too well the benefit of the visitor dollar versus the deficit of its absence. In
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Colorado breaks tourism record with 77.7 million visitors spending $19.1 billion

For the fifth year in a row, Colorado hosted a record number of tourists who have left a record amount of cash in their wake. The Colorado Tourism Office on Wednesday reported that 77.7 million visitors to the state in 2015 spent an all-time high of $19.1 billion, generating $1.13 bil
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Debunking myths about tourism

In my recent journeys around Colorado, I’ve been surprised at how poor information can take on a life of its own – and even gain traction as a widely accepted truth. That’s what we call a myth. And like the five below, myths get in the way of good decision-making. My
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Tourism tax examined

Tourism leaders point to Colorado, which lost an estimated $2.4B in visitation following tax defeat Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series regarding the 1 percent Tourism Community Enhancement District sales tax and the efforts underway to renew the tax in April. Local touri
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Denver Tourism Breaks Records in 2012

Visitor Numbers and Spending at All Time High DENVER, JUNE 19, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Denver had a banner tourism year in 2012, setting new records for visitor volume and spending, according to the Longwoods International annual visitor profile study. The report, commi
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Colorado sees record 57.9 million visitors spend $10.76 billion in ’11

Colorado claimed 2.7 percent of the U.S. travel market in 2011 for the first time since state funding evaporated during the 1990s.The state’s market share continued its slow upward climb last year, rising 0.1 percentage point and hitting the level last seen in 1992, before the s
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Record visitation and visitor spending for Colorado and Denver in 2011

Colorado and Denver hosted a record number of vacationers in 2011. The annual survey by Longwoods International shows the state logged a record 57.9 million overnight visitors last year. But the one percent annual increase in visitation was eclipsed by a six percent increase in visito
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Longwoods Report: Colorado Tourism At Record Levels In 2010

The Colorado Tourism Office’s yearly study of Colorado’s travel and tourism market, conducted by Longwoods International, was released yesterday. After several years of decline, Colorado’s tourism industry had record gains in 2010. According to the 2010 report, a rec
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Colorado, Denver reap record visits in 2010

Go ahead, call it a comeback. Both Colorado and Denver saw record visitation and visitor spending in 2010, marking a full recovery from two years of economic turmoil. Luring a bigger slice of the country’s travelers, Colorado and its capital broke all kinds of records last year.
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