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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Cheyenne Mountain Resort, one of the area’s leading hotels and conference centers, has launched a $20 million renovation despite the slow economic recovery. Upgrades already have been made to a few common areas and work will soon begin on remaking each of the hotel’s more than 300 rooms. During the downturn, as many businesses in […]
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The local summer tourism season appears to be off to a great start. Tourism activity over the Memorial Day weekend in the Pikes Peak region was up substantially over last year. Most of the 25 tourist attractions that are members of Pikes Peak Country Attractions had double-digit increases in attendance over the holiday weekend, ranging […]
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The Norris-Penrose Events Center could someday soon host much more than rodeos, monster-truck shows and brewfests. Think a summer concert series, cultural events, the Air Force Academy Band or jazz and blues festivals. The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Foundation and the rodeo board recently met with dozens of community leaders, nonprofits and businesses to […]
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Could hikers someday soon be asked to pay a fee to climb Pikes Peak? Proposed Forest Service fees for the South Colony Basin in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains already have the 14er and climbing community in an uproar. The pros and cons of charging people to hike major mountains — Colorado is one of […]
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From all across the United States they come to stomp grapes, tour cellars and swirl and sip wines. It’s all part of the wine-tourism trade, a small but steadily growing segment of the hospitality business that has gained increased traction over the past decade in Colorado. Although relatively new to the wine scene, Colorado wineries […]
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When first introduced to their open-air enclosure, the giraffes huddled together in a corner of the African Rift Valley at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. “They were wary and mistrusting for about three weeks,” said Sean Anglum, public relations manager for the mountain zoo. Being prey, not predators, it took them time to adjust to “massive” […]
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Anyone who’s ever visited Manitou Springs on a sunny weekend knows it can be an art form to find parking. This dilemma has been an ongoing topic of debate and discussion for years. Several years ago, a review by a consultant underscored the need for change. Now that time has arrived. Manitou’s Economic Development Committee […]
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“Staycations,” always popular when the economy dips, helped pull the region’s hospitality industry through the recession. Staycations, of course, have long been an area staple, but became especially critical when the fuel crisis hit three summers ago, followed six months later by the start of the downturn. This season, those in the tourism industry hope […]
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