Patricia Calhoun shared her take on travel guru Arthur Frommer's prediction that Colorado tourism will get a boost from Amendment 64 -- and our readers followed suit. Here's a comment from someone who thinks the alcohol industry has established a template for the pot tourism of the future.
Travel guru Arthur Frommer predicts big 2013 tourism gains for six disparate destinations: Miami Beach, Dubai, India and Lima, Peru, plus Seattle and Denver. Why are the last two so hot? Pot, of course.
Has Colorado's official tourism effort gone to pot? A new video posted on YouTube suggests that, and it only makes sense: After all, not only did the state's voters approve Amendment 64, which makes recreational pot use legal in Colorado, but the state tourism office just hosted meetings on agritour ... More >>
A week ago, the state's tourism office announced that 2011 had been a record-breaking year. And 2012 will break all kinds of records, too -- but not the ones boosters like to shatter. Most disappointing ski season. Rafting industry drying up. And the rest of the summer tourism season going up in smo ... More >>
Colorado tourism got an injection of life with its smart new "Come to Life" campaign. And while it had looked like the Colorado Tourism Office's budget might be headed for life-support, it just got an injection of of new/old money.
Tourism boosters must think longingly of the days when Colorado needed no more advertisement than a Muppet-haired troubadour on a "Rocky Mountain High," singing about how he was born in the summer of his 27th year, when he discovered the joys of campfires and really good pot, and moved to the state ... More >>
Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal ran a story about New Mexico's $2.5 million effort to rebrand the state "as a place of charm and character, adventure, excitement -- and really good green chili cheeseburgers." It seems that the Land of Enchantment isn't perceived as very enchanting; focus ... More >>
Ken Salazar.Two weeks ago, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar surfaced in Alamosa, surrounded by state leaders, to present the results of a federal study aimed at promoting tourism and conservation in the San Luis Valley. The National Park Service's study pushes for conservation easements, ... More >>
How did Colorado's "Second Largest Industry" perform in 2010? We're guessing pretty well, since that's the header regarding the latest Longwoods Report, an industry analysis of Denver and Colorado tourism. But then, this industry has a secret weapon: Governor John Hickenlooper.
Leaders of the Colorado tourism Industry gathered on the steps of the Capitol yesterday for a Discover Colorado Rally and celebration of the first official Colorado Tourism Day. They were surrounded by some of the state's best marketing mascots (and a mysterious pirate): the Blue Bear, Miles ... More >>
A rock and roll promoter in New York has tapped Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph to host walking tours of New York City's musical landmarks. Besides being an incredibly cool way to see the city and absorb its rich history, the idea got us to thinking: who would give a kickass tour of Denver? Who would ... More >>
Colorado has awarded its new tourism contract -- and surprise, surprise, a Colorado company has the key role in a deal that's now been split between several companies: Karsh/Hagan, founded in 1977, when John Denver tunes were enough to attract tourists.
HIckenlooper.The inauguration ceremony was cold, but Governor John Hickenlooper is off to a blazing start. Hickenlooper issued three executive orders in the first few minutes of officially holding office, taking aim at economic development and improving the efficiency of state government.
Back again in our old "three Twits to follow" form for a special Holiday prep edition to get your burgeoning Twitter feed feeding you stuff you can use as the holiday season descends. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword, @westword_music and @casciato. @Colorado_Moms: If it ... More >>
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