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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

These 3 Trends Are Redefining the Next Generation of Food Tourism (by Greg Oates)

This article by Greg Oates does an outstanding job of highlighting how culinary travel is evolving from a niche market to an industry-type market comprised of its own niche market segments.

The article also highlights how culinary travel is similar to how adventure travel was 15 years ago, in the sense that it started out as a rather homogeneous market before eventually segmenting out into many different types and forms of adventure travel.

Click here to read the full Food Tourism story by Greg Oates.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Adventure Travel Offers A Niche Opportunity

Great new article by Jessica Montevago (with www.TravelMarketReport.comon the ever-growing market of adventure travel for travel agents.

Here's opening paragraph:

The global adventure travel market—worth about $263 billion per year—is a growing niche being tapped by increasing numbers of smart travel agents.

Adventure travel appeals to anyone and everyone, as travelers can choose just how much thrill-seeking they’re comfortable with. So the customer base is large.

To read the rest of the article, click here.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Romance Travel: Marriage Proposals in Colorado's Most Beautiful Places

I love this story that just came out today by Erin Powell with KUSA (9news.com) on marriage proposals that are done in some of Colorado's most beautiful and memorable places.  This is Romance Travel at its best!

Here's the story:
http://www.9news.com/mb/life/style/colorado-guide/marriage-proposals-in-colorados-most-beautiful-places/239031456

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Travel Agent And Supplier Creativity Bodes Well For Luxury Travel Growth

A new article on the growth market of luxury travel was just published by Doug Gollan by TravelMarketReport.com.

Here's the opening paragraph:

"Bucking trends in the larger luxury industry, luxury travel is on a roll. And executives believe the good times will continue, spurred by agents and suppliers who have developed a potent recipe of innovative products, creative marketing, and top-notch personalized service."
Click here to read the full story.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Colorado Tourism Office to conduct eight statewide public input sessions to create the Colorado Tourism Roadmap

Here's opening excerpt from the May 26 press release by the Colorado Tourism Office:


The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) will host eight public input sessions in cities, mountain towns and the plains in the coming weeks to gain insight into opportunities to maximize the benefit of tourism for communities throughout Colorado.

These sessions are the starting point for an eight-month project to develop the Colorado Tourism Roadmap, a statewide strategic plan for Colorado's tourism industry. Anyone with a stake in the future of Colorado tourism, including community leaders and elected officials, is invited to attend and participate in the facilitated discussions.

Click here to read the rest of the press release.

For more info about Colorado Tourism Office or for most up-to-date information and details about the public input sessions, please visit http://industry.colorado.com


FUN TOURISM FACT ABOUT COLORADO:

In 2014, Colorado set all-time records welcoming 71.3 million visitors to the state who spent $18.6 billion and generated $1.1 billion in tax revenue.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sports Tourism: 'We Are Baseball' tour takes Hall of Fame on road

A new article by Anthony Castrovince (@castrovince) is out about the launch of a "We Are Baseball" multi-year tour that will take the Baseball Hall of Fame on the road and visit cities throughout the U.S.
To read the full story click at the official Major League Baseball website, click here:
http://m.mlb.com/news/article/180415048/rob-manfred-announces-we-are-baseball-tour 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sports travel is becoming big business in the family travel market

Sports travel is becoming a major component of family travel. Bob Kowalski has just written a story on this topic.

Here's an excerpt from the article:
According to the National Association of Sports Commission's 2015 Report on the Sports Tourism Industry, visitor spending reached nearly $9 billion in 2014, with more than 25.5 million visitors.

"Every city values the dollars left behind by visitors," said Don Schumacher, the executive director of the NASC. "In sport tourism, if this money can be captured without investment in new facilities it will represent a net gain to the local economy."

Click here to read the full story:
http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/travel-sports-a-growing-draw-for-families-municipalities/sports-fitness