Tourism and Hospitality

Colorado Tourism Challenges of 2020 Tackled by Governor, State and Federal Government

DENVER (August 6, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic caused global economic hardship and the travel industry was not immune. The release of the 2020 Dean Runyan Travel Study and Longwoods Travel USA Visitor Profile shows U.S. travel spending declined an estimated 36% in 2020. The Colorado travel industry was similarly affected, experiencing an estimated decline of 36.3% in travel spending, from a record $24.2 billion in 2019 to $15.4 billion in 2020.

August 2021 Care for Colorado Monthly Messaging: Wildfire Education

“Over the last ten years, 54 percent of wildfires have been caused by humans, while the rest,  46 percent, have been ignited by lightning.” U.S. Forest Service 

We, in Colorado, certainly understand the devastation that wildfires can create. The current hot, dry, windy weather is causing concern about critical fire conditions across the state. Ancillary effects of past fire damage, such as mudslides and floods, are also impacting portions of Colorado.

Colorado Tourism Office Taps Hospitality and Events Veteran as new Tourism Director

Tim Wolfe

DENVER – July 27, 2021 – Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) Executive Director Pat Meyers has named Timothy Wolfe Director of Colorado’s Tourism Office. The accomplished hospitality veteran enters state service from a dynamic 25-year tourism industry career that includes decades of Colorado experience.

July 2021 Care for Colorado Monthly Messaging: Water Safety

Care for Colorado Stewardship Partner Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) would like us to remind visitors and residents that while the temperatures are hot, in most areas the water remains cold. They strongly encourage everyone to wear a personal flotation device while enjoying water sports of any kind. As you will see below, we have included quite a few links featuring messaging about the importance of personal flotation devices.

Colorado’s Meeting and Events Incentive Program Launches July 1, 2021

DENVER, Colo.  (June 29, 2021) – The Meetings and Events Incentive Program bill, sponsored by Colorado Reps. Roberts and Soper and Sens. Rodriguez and Hisey, will take effect July 1, 2021, and run until December 31, 2022. The bill was signed by Governor Polis on June 6th and allocates $10 million in rebates and incentives for individuals hosting events in Colorado.