Tourism and Hospitality

Announcing the 2021 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.

EDA Awards State of Colorado Grant to Support Two Economic Recovery Programs

Colorado was awarded two CARES Act Recovery Assistance planning grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to support Colorado’s economic recovery, including tourism, from the impacts of COVID-19.

The two programs are outlined below to help our partners identify which programs are relevant for their communities. Communities are eligible to participate in both programs.

City of Trinidad makes history by creating one of the first municipal/city level Office of Outdoor Recreation

At the close of 2020 the City of Trinidad, Colorado  announced the creation of it’s new Office of Outdoor Recreation.  While the first State Office of Outdoor Recreation was created in Utah in 2013, and Colorado created its State Office of Outdoor Recreation in 2015, Trinidad may be the first municipality to create an office dedicated to cultivating an outdoor recreation economy.

U.S. EDA Awards $2.4 Million to Drive Colorado Tourism Industry Recovery

Grant tees up $3 million in recovery work, including $1 million in grants to stakeholders

Jan. 19, 2021 - The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) has secured $2.4 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), funding recovery work that will include direct assistance for more than 30 Colorado destinations and up to 20 tourism-related industry groups.

Give the Gift of Colorado to Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Denver, Colo. - Nov. 19, 2020 - While the holidays will look very different this year and folks may not be able to travel to celebrate in-person, finding that perfect gift for a loved one is a tried and true way to show them you care during these challenging times—especially with a gift inspired by Colorado. Support the state’s local economy, crafters and producers while finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. For more information, please visit