Frontier Airlines expects to find out this month if it won a bid for a direct flight from Colorado Springs to Washington D.C. “We really hope that it happens,” said Andrea Tollar, Frontier Airlines director of sales. Tollar spoke to leaders in the Colorado Springs tourism industry Wednesday at the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors […]
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Frontier Airlines, which has a hub in Denver and operates  flights out of Colorado Springs, made a big leap up in this year’s Airline Quality Ratings. The 22nd annual AQR report, released this week, reflects the nation’s airline performance in four categories: on-time performance; involuntary denied boardings; mishandled baggage reports; and consumer complaints. In 2011, […]
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The U.S. Travel Association will bring its 2012 Vote Travel campaign to Colorado next month. The 2012 Vote Travel campaign is a  20,000-mile tour that will incorporate major rallies in cities across the country in an effort to spotlight travel industry’s contributions to the economy. The U.S. Travel Association members also hope to meet with […]
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Letters of support for a nonstop flight from Colorado Springs to Washington, D.C., are pouring into the Colorado Springs Airport. The letters will be forwarded to the U.S. Department of Transportation, who has the final say on incoming and outgoing flights into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, one of the few airports in the country […]
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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 […]
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There is a way to breeze past the long lines at Rome’s Colosseum and get right in without a wait. Travel aficionado Rick Steves will be in Colorado Springs March 7 to share his secrets on the best way to beat the crowds at some of the world’s busiest tourist destinations in a presentation hosted […]
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Business travelers don’t like to take off their shoes at the airport. This is one thing nearly 30 percent of business travel agents wish they could change in airport security, according to Travel Leaders Fall Travel Trend Survey released today. About 450 travel owners, managers and frontline travel agents were surveyed in August to find […]
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Across the country and in Colorado business travelers are paying more this year than last year for domestic airfare, international airfare and hotel lodging – a positive sign for the travel and hotel industries. A travel pricing snapshot for second quarter 2011, released this week by American Express Global Business Travel eXpert insights Business Travel […]
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The head of United Continental Holdings says improvements for travelers are on the way. Jeff Smisek told business travel managers on Sunday that improvements will include flat-bed seats to first and business class on long-haul aircraft, doubling overhead bin space on some jets, and adding wireless. Business travel is playing a key role in airline […]
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The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is expected to draw 1 million spectators to Colorado Springs when it gets under way Aug 22. And that is likely to cause traffic snarls. Here’s a list of roads and highways to avoid between noon and 4:30 p.m. that day, as well as suggested alternate routes. U.S. 24 and […]
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Robert Hallom’s dream vacation to Colorado Springs wasn’t too far from his Aurora, Colo. home. Living on a fixed income made traveling, even 68 miles south, out of his reach. Then, he got sick. Hallom, 58, is terminally ill; stage four of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. But, he wanted to see the Garden of the […]
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More than 100 leading travel experts will be in Colorado Springs this week to discuss the biggest trends in the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The U.S. Travel Association will hold its summer board of directors meeting at The Broadmoor  starting July 27. “We are focused on two things: one is getting folks up to […]
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