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Lodging Panel Considers Marketing/Funding Alternatives

Lodging Panel Considers Marketing/Funding Alternatives

    Since its inception, the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel has used a 2% pillow tax on motel room usage to fund advertising for specific events intended to draw visitors to the county for an overnight stay. This is a common practice used by almost every community in Colorado and neighboring states, although the […]

John Carson with Bent's Old Fort Honored for Tourism Service

John Carson with Bent’s Old Fort Honored for Tourism Service

  Colorado Tourism Office Honors John Carson with Bent’s Old Fort in Celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week  Denver, CO (May 9, 2019) ─ In marking the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) honored John Carson, with Bent’s Old Fort National Historic site in La Junta, as one of […]

Panel Discusses How to Grow Tourism in Southeast Colorado

Panel Discusses How to Grow Tourism in Southeast Colorado

  The tourist industry in Colorado is growing and motivated local municipal leaders and Prowers County residents are seeking ways to share in that new revenue. SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development hosted a second meeting at its West Elm Street address this past Wednesday, January 30th to address those concerns.  The first prioritized housing development […]

Lodging Panel Approves Three Fall Events

Lodging Panel Approves Three Fall Events

  Activities around Prowers County are moving into the fall season as the county Lodging Tax Panel recently approved several activities set for September and October of this year. The Panel, meeting for their August session on Tuesday, the 21st, approved funding for the November 9th, Farm-/- City Banquet at the Lamar Community Building, the […]

CTO Hosts Regional Listening Sessions for Tourism Development

CTO Hosts Regional Listening Sessions for Tourism Development

Cathy Ritter, Director of the Colorado Tourism Office, held a listening session in Lamar, which combined facts detailing the demographics of tourists who visit the state each year with comments from residents on what could attract visitors to their section of the state. Lamar was one of numerous stops planned by the Tourism Office and […]

Colorado Tourism Roadmap Listening Session Coming to Lamar

Colorado Tourism Roadmap Listening Session Coming to Lamar

  Colorado Tourism Office Seeking Public Input on Strategic Plan to Maximize State’s Tourism Potential   The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) is scheduling a second round of listening sessions in cities, mountain towns and the plains in mid-October to hear input on proposed priorities for inclusion in a statewide strategic plan for Colorado tourism. A […]

Colorado Tourism Sets All-Time Records for Visitation and Spending in 2015

Colorado Tourism Sets All-Time Records for Visitation and Spending in 2015

DENVER (July 20, 2016) – The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) today announced that Colorado once again set all-time records for total visitors, visitor spending and tax generation in 2015, welcoming 77.7 million visitors who spent $19.1 billion and generated $1.13 billion in state and local tax revenue. This is the fifth consecutive year the CTO […]