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Economic impact of Colorado tourism grows


Garden of the Gods - BOB FALCONE
  • Bob Falcone
  • Garden of the Gods

Website visits regarding Colorado tourism are down, as are the number of visitor guides requested and distributed. Still, the economic impact of tourism grew to $69.9 million in the first half of 2017, compared to $53.9 million in the first half of last year, according to a report by the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau given to City Council on Aug. 21.

The apparent increase in tourism caused more money to be collected via the Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax, $2.2 million the first half of 2017 compared to $1.8 million for the same period last year.

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