Published on : Saturday, November 4, 2017
The Colorado Tourism Conference 2017 came to the final day, Oct. 27, after organizing three days of seminars and workshops. The conference was organized by the Colorado Tourism Office, attracted over new 460 representatives from the travel and tourism industry of the state.
At the final day of the conference, Vail’s Hotel Talisa was named the site of the 2018 event.
“Colorado the World,” was the theme 2017 conference. It focused on a conviction that Colorado has many attractions to share with the world in terms of tourism and sustainability. In breakout sessions, many experts were featured along with focus on social media, a culinary media panel, international marketing, the marketing matching grants program and keynote sessions from Roger Dow, President & CEO, U.S. Travel Association and Rick Steves, guidebook author and travel TV host. Speaker Amy Ford delivered the ending speech at the conference from the Colorado Department of Transportation along with a presentation about happening with transportation in Colorado.
With the Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 26, awards were given to the organizations along with individuals. This has contributed to the improvement and innovation of the tourism industry of Colorado. The awards and winners include:
• Representative Bob Rankin received the Colorado Tourism Office Board Chairman’s Award for his five years of association and serving in the Colorado legislature. Rankin has protested for the safeguard of the state’s public lands and made certain the tourism budget of the state has the funds it needs to thrive.
The Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative Award was given to Colorado Mountain Winefest. It all started 25 years back with only handful of vendors.