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Tax revenue for hotel rooms and car rentals is up 15.6 percent; hotel occupancy rates are up 7 percent and passenger numbers at the Colorado Springs airport jumped 43 percent last year. The statistics point to one thing: Tourism is on the rise in Colorado Springs, mirroring the rest of the state. But the increase […]

  A video crew from the destination marketing organization Brand USA captured recreation on Pikes Peak and near Garden of the Gods Aug. 25 to attract more international outdoor enthusiasts to the area. In partnership with the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau and Colorado Tourism Office, Brand USA filmed horseback riding and hiking near […]

A representative from the state’s tourism office was the in the Springs this week, pitching the return-on-investment for tourism promotion money as the state’s General Assembly begins the grim business of deciding where to cut the budget in order to meet an expected multi-million dollar shortfall. Kathy Ritter, director of the Colorado Tourism Office, told […]

According to the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Colorado Tourism Office, statewide reports of the impact of legalized marijuana and tourism might not be entirely accurate.  “… Surveys in October and November of potential summertime visitors who were exposed to the state’s tourism ads revealed that the marijuana laws influenced vacation decisions nearly […]