Content Tagged As tourism

1 year 3 months ago

Tourism drops in Egypt

Popular Egyptian resorts have seen a reduction in the number of visitors as countries warn against traveling to Egypt. The recent unrest has damaged the country's tourism sector, and it may not recover before next year at the earliest. European travel agents have suspended trips to Egypt, while other...

1 year 5 months ago

Nude revelers greet return of tourist train

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Riders are complaining after more than a dozen revelers kicked off the tourist season by welcoming passengers on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with full and partial nudity. The antics drew warnings, but no charges, from law enforcement following the incident May 25. According...

2 years 6 months ago

Tourism bill brings money to southern Colorado

DENVER (AP) - A hotel project near Denver International Airport and a Pueblo project have been chosen to receive incentives under the Regional Tourism Act, beating out projects in Douglas County, Glendale, Estes Park and Montrose County. Colorado economic development officials said Friday that Gaylord Entertainment's project to build a...

2 years 6 months ago

Pueblo gets $15 million tourism grant

The City of Pueblo will receive $14.8 million from a state tourism grant program. That was announced this afternoon in Denver. Pueblo had asked for $34 million to help pay for a major expansion project at the Pueblo Riverwalk including an expanded convention center, an aquatics center and a...

2 years 7 months ago

Colorado Tourism releases new television ads

Colorado Tourism officials have released new videos all aimed at getting people to explore Colorado and see what our state has to offer. The campaign shows cascading shots of waterfalls and gorgeous views of Colorado's mountains. Tourism officials tell the Denver Post the new ads will hit televisions in Dallas,...

3 years 5 months ago

Hill Climb tourism booming

It's that time of the year again when tourists and competitors alike take to the top of America's Mountain for the Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Local merchants couldn't be any happier about it. Eric Bala and his wife have been running the Rainbow Lodge near Manitou Springs for...

3 years 5 months ago

Time for a vacation

Forget the stay-cation. People say it is time for a real vacation. "Actually this year for the first time in three years, we went out of state for vacation," says Richard Ellis of Colorado Springs. Many families say taking a vacation away from home was long overdue. ...

3 years 6 months ago

Interested in some free gas?

A chance to win some free gas is something we all could use these days. To promote tourism in the city, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is launching their ‘Tank Full of Summer Savings' campaign. As Chelsy Murphy, from the CVB, says, "People are thinking,...

3 years 6 months ago

Tank full of summer savings...and gas

The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau launches their "Tank Full of Summer Saving" campaign. It's meant to encourage visitors to come and travel in Southern Colorado during the summer months. It combines free gas cards when you book stays with certain lodging properties, go to certain restaurants...

4 years 7 months ago

Space tourism stoking interest in summit

Space tourism is drawing attention to a weeklong summit for the aerospace industry in Colorado Springs. The 26th National Space Symposium starts Monday. This year's symposium is taking on a new importance as the industry mulls signals from the White House that space tourism is due for an expansion. Next...

4 years 9 months ago

Research group sees some bump in mountain lodging

A travel research group says there are signs mountain lodging reservations in Colorado, Utah, California and British Columbia are picking up. Denver-based Mountain Travel Research Program, or MTRiP, says it looked at a sample of 201 property management companies in 15 destinations across those four areas. It said Wednesday...

5 years 2 months ago

Ski resorts cutting prices to lure locals

A struggling economy is turning out to be good news for skiers and snowboarders who live close enough to mountains that they can hit the slopes every weekend. Many ski resorts are slashing prices on season passes and offering locals-only discounts again this year. They hope to boost revenues from...

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