Top Frontline Tourism Worker Award

Award Summary

Help the CTO recognize Colorado frontline workers for their tireless efforts in ensuring hospitality that guests cherish and remember. We pride ourselves on our Colorado-style hospitality and research has shown that it sets us apart from other destinations and brings back visitors time and time again. 

Do you know a frontline worker that goes above and beyond to make all visitors and residents feel welcomed? Are you with an agency that has a similar award? Help us lift these stories by submitting a nomination! 

The Top Frontline Tourism Worker Award nominations period is now closed.


Type: Award

For: Tourism professionals

Nomination period: May 21, 2024- June 14, 2024

OEDIT Division: Colorado Tourism Office

Do you know someone on the frontline who goes above and beyond to make everyone feel welcomed and cared about? To nominate a frontline worker simply submit fill out this form OR submit a nomination packet in PDF form that includes (but is not limited to):

  • Name and contact information.
  • Any supporting documents on how the candidate interacts with visitors and shows exemplary love and appreciation for Colorado and the industry. 
  • Additional information if available: Pictures, news articles, videos, testimonials.
  • We accept any format from similar award nominations in 2023.
  • Nomination packets will be accepted from Tuesday, May 21, 2024 to Friday, June 14, 2024 via this form or packet submissions to Will Anderson at will.a.anderson@state.co.us

  • Must be an employed Colorado frontline tourism worker. A frontline tourism worker is defined as someone who works directly with visitors and residents.
  • The Judging Panel will evaluate based on supporting documents outlined above.
  • One award winner will be chosen per Colorado Travel Region (8 total awards)

The winners will receive:

  • Recognition at the Colorado Tourism Governor’s Conference Awards Dinner on Thursday, September 26, 2024 in Crested Butte, Colorado
  • 1 free registration to the Thursday night Awards Dinner at the Colorado Tourism Governor’s Conference and a night’s stay at the conference hotel.
  • A commemorative award to be presented at the Governor’s Awards for Outstanding Colorado Tourism Efforts on Thursday, September 26, 2024, in Crested Butte, Colorado.
  • Recognition on the CTO’s industry website and newsletter.
  • Mention in a press release with possible subsequent media coverage.

CTO will honor all nominees at the Governor’s Awards Dinner for Outstanding Tourism Efforts.

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