The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will take place July 9-12. The rodeo is consistently ranked among the top eight in the country.
The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will take place July 9-12. The rodeo is consistently ranked among the top eight in the country.
The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will take place July 9-12. The rodeo is consistently ranked among the top eight in the country.
The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is consistently ranked among the top eight in the country.

The Governor’s 2014 Colorado Tourism Conference is an opportunity to connect with movers and shakers in Colorado’s tourism industry and report on the challenges and opportunities that impact one of Colorado’s top industries.

The conference, hosted by the Colorado Tourism Office, draws representatives from the state’s travel and tourism industry and a line-up of speakers and panelists from across the country.

Tourism is a top driver for economic development and job creation in Colorado.

Colorado set records in terms of both visitor volume and visitor expenditures in 2013, welcoming 64.6 million visitors who spent $17.3 billion.

The local tourism industry generated $976 million in local and state tax revenues in 2013. This represented approximately $199 of tax revenue per person in Colorado, or $796 for a family of four.

The tourism industry directly supported 150,700 jobs with earnings of more than $4.7 billion in 2013.

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The conference takes place through Friday at the Westin Westminster, 10600 Westminster Blvd. For more information and to view the line-up of speakers and events, visit coloradotourismconference.com/.