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TTB: Tourism Professionals Convene in Telluride for the Colorado Governor's Tourism Conference Oct.2-4

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Annie Carlson



Tourism Professionals Convene in Telluride for the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference Oct. 2-4


Telluride, Colo., (Sept. 26, 2013) –After winning a statewide proposal process 11 months ago, the Telluride Tourism Board (TTB) welcomes the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference Oct. 2-4, presented by the Colorado Tourism Office, (CTO). Approximately 400 tourism and hospitality professionals from across the state will convene in Telluride to attend the conference.


Participants will have the chance to attend educational seminars and presentations that cover a range of topics including marketing and promoting a destination, new trends in digital travel, social media and the state of tourism in Colorado. Most events will be held at the Telluride Conference Center, Peaks Resort and Spa and Hotel Madeline.


Conference attendees have the opportunity to explore Telluride and get a sense of the town’s lively character during the Welcome Reception done in true Telluride fashion – a street dance in a new location, on the East end of Colorado Ave (Pine to Willow), on Wednesday,  Oct. 2 from 6-8 p.m.  The Great Funktier will get the crowd dancing as they take in the dramatic views of Ajax. This event is free and open to the public. Beer from Telluride Brewing will be available.


The TTB’s Group Sales department entered a competitive bidding process to secure this high profile conference, which is held annually at different destinations in the state.


“We look forward to giving the attendees of the Governor’s Conference a warm Telluride welcome,” said Sarah McLean, Senior Group Sales Manager for the TTB. “It will give us the chance to showcase Telluride and Mountain Village to the top tourism leaders and influencers in the state. And, the timing couldn’t be better—this large group is visiting during our slower season and they will be blown away by Telluride’s spectacular beauty in the fall.”



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