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Colorado tourism businesses rebound in 2021, but recovery is uneven between mountains, Front Range

The Colorado tourism industry is bouncing back from the pandemic, but the recovery is not evenly distributed across the state.  Front Range urban destinations have yet to see traffic return to 2019 levels while Western Slope mountain communities are setting all-time records. The Colorado Tourism Office’s survey of 2021 visitors by research groups Longwoods International […]

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Colorado mountain towns can now use tourism tax revenue to deal with visitor hordes, housing shortage

Voters in mountain towns could soon redirect lodging taxes traditionally collected to lure visitors toward housing and recreational infrastructure.  Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1117, the bipartisan legislation allowing that option, into law Thursday in Edwards. Since 2002, voters in 29 Colorado counties have approved a lodging tax for tourism marketing. The new legislation […]