Colorado Tourism Office

Colorado’s Tourism Economy Saw Growth in 2021 According to Annual Research Reports

DENVER -- Colorado’s tourism industry has seen growth in the past year as the state bounces back stronger than before the pandemic according to new reports. The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) announced today that the state’s tourism industry is starting to bounce back with travel spending increasing 41.8 percent from $15.4 billion in 2020 to $21.9 billion in 2021.  

OEDIT creates two new grant programs aimed at pandemic recovery using federal tourism and outdoor recreation funding

June 1, 2022 – The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced today two new grant programs designed to accelerate pandemic recovery in Colorado tourism destinations and the state’s outdoor recreation industry. 

May 2022 Messaging: Be Water Wise

As a coalition, we aim to connect and provide education for our partners and members. This month we’ll be focusing our messaging on water. From drinking to recreating, water is one of the most important resources we have. As many are already aware, water is an especially limited resource in our great state of Colorado. We need to work together to not only conserve this precious resource, while also being able to enjoy it safely for recreational use.

Colorado Tourism Office Launches Reimagine Destinations Program to Foster Long-term Resilience of the Colorado Tourism Industry

The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) is accepting applications for the Reimagine Destinations Program until June 7. The Reimagine Destinations Program assists Colorado tourism destinations to advance projects that foster the long-term resilience of the Colorado tourism industry. The CTO seeks to partner with awarded Colorado destination organizations by serving as their extended strategy and implementation team through this new program. 

Announcing the 2022 Top Frontline Workers Nominated by the Colorado Tourism Industry

Each year, the Colorado tourism industry nominates tourism employees to be recognized as Top Frontline Tourism Workers in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week. These nominees are people who do an outstanding job of welcoming visitors to our state and providing them with the best experiences possible.

Colorado Tourism Office Awards $289,537 in Tourism Management Grants

15 grants will support Colorado destinations as they recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

DENVER -- The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO), a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), announced today the recipients of its Tourism Management Grant. The Tourism Management Grant provides funding for tourism-related projects that develop, enhance or manage visitor experience in Colorado.