Thursday, January 11, 2007

Rewriting history

Terry Sullivan with Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak, the local convention and visitors bureau, is meeting with Scott Campbell director of the Heritage Tourism Program with the Colorado Tourism Office today to establish guidelines to determine what local tourists attractions qualify as a heritage tourism site. Heritage tourism is a new trend in the travel industry that focuses on tourist attractions related to the history, culture and natural resources unique to an particular area.

The local visitors bureau did give The Gazette a list of local heritage tourists sites, which was published in The Gazette's Business section on Jan. 8. That was complied by the staff at Experience Colorado Springs and did not have qualification guidelines.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Funny, Co Springs is trying to retrofit some history now. Good deal. The Springs needs to realize that it needs to develop its downtown and keep folks a little longer than the drive-thru desitination it is. This can all work together, but Co Springs first needs to stop being so reactionary and actually start building reasons for people to 'stay a while.'