Tourism tax examined

Tourism leaders point to Colorado, which lost an estimated $2.4B in visitation following tax defeat Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series regarding the 1 percent Tourism Community Enhancement District sales tax and the efforts underway to renew the tax in April. Local touri
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Colorado sees record 57.9 million visitors spend $10.76 billion in ’11

Colorado claimed 2.7 percent of the U.S. travel market in 2011 for the first time since state funding evaporated during the 1990s.The state’s market share continued its slow upward climb last year, rising 0.1 percentage point and hitting the level last seen in 1992, before the s
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Record visitation and visitor spending for Colorado and Denver in 2011

Colorado and Denver hosted a record number of vacationers in 2011. The annual survey by Longwoods International shows the state logged a record 57.9 million overnight visitors last year. But the one percent annual increase in visitation was eclipsed by a six percent increase in visito
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Longwoods Report: Colorado Tourism At Record Levels In 2010

The Colorado Tourism Office’s yearly study of Colorado’s travel and tourism market, conducted by Longwoods International, was released yesterday. After several years of decline, Colorado’s tourism industry had record gains in 2010. According to the 2010 report, a rec
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Colorado, Denver reap record visits in 2010

Go ahead, call it a comeback. Both Colorado and Denver saw record visitation and visitor spending in 2010, marking a full recovery from two years of economic turmoil. Luring a bigger slice of the country’s travelers, Colorado and its capital broke all kinds of records last year.
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Tourism pleads its case to avoid budget cuts

Leaders ask lawmakers to direct their budget ax away from tourism funds. Tourism supporters from around the state rallied at the Capitol on Monday to help persuade lawmakers to spare tourism funding from the budget ax. As part of the annual “Colorado Tourism Day,” the grou
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Colorado Senate OK’s tourism funding for 2010

House Bill 1339 passes state Senate; bill would allocated $15 million to tourism promotion DENVER — The Colorado Senate voted Friday to fund the state’s tourism-promotion efforts to the tune of $15 million for 2010. The bill passed out of the state House of Representatives last
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State Tourism Broke a Record in ’07

Visitors bring in more than $26 million per day While Colorado Springs ranks second only to Denver in terms of percent of overnight leisure trips, we are a distant second, so raising awareness of Colorado Springs to those visiting Denver is an opportunity we will continue to explore,&
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Travel to Colo., Denver rises 4%,

Spending on travel in the state was up 10 percent from 2006, and Colorado’s share of national travel also increased. Travel to Colorado and Denver increased 4 percent in 2007, and travel spending jumped 10 percent from the previous year to $9.8 billion. According to data release
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Seeking attention from, for Colorado

6 advertising firms vying for $19 million account to bring tourists to state. Among the national and local agencies considered by the tourism office is the one that hit the jackpot with “Only in Vegas.” What happens in Colorado stays in Colorado? R&R Partners, the Las
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