To celebrate the return of Australian travellers as the state’s ski season begins, Colorado Tourism Office welcomed key industry partners for simultaneous lunches yesterday in Sydney and Brisbane, as Thanksgiving holidays take hold across the U.S.
The events, organised either side of the Queensland/New South Wales border, brought together industry colleagues from tourism boards, airlines, travel agencies, wholesalers and travel media. Taking place in Squire’s Landing, Sydney and Mr. Badgers, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Colorado Tourism Office’s local representatives, Kylee Kay (Director) and Polly Simmons (PR Manager) thanked guests for continued support for the destination throughout the pandemic, as the tourism office remained in-market throughout.
This year, the state has welcomed a brand-new rail journey from Denver to Moab, Rocky Mountaineer’s Rockies to the Red Rocks, which will resume in April 2022, as well as a multitude of new accommodation options, including Denver’s Catbird and The Rally Hotel, camping and glamping spot, CampV in Naurita, and The Hythe Luxury Collection Hotel in Vail. Across Colorado’s 28 ski resorts, celebrations throughout the season will be taking place in Aspen and Arapahoe Basin which both mark 75 years in operation, and Breckenridge which celebrates its 60th anniversary.
Kylee Kay, Director of Colorado Tourism Office Australia / New Zealand, comments, “Colorado is thrilled to welcome back visitors from Down Under after a long-awaited 18+ months. Across the state’s cities and resorts, health and safety of visitors, as well as locals, is of great importance and we encourage returning visitors to travel responsibly and acknowledge any mask and testing mandates in place. Colorado has a multitude of wide-open spaces, 26 scenic byways to explore on a road trip, more than 30 hot springs and 10 scenic rail journeys. We want to thank the industry for supporting the destination as operations continued whilst travel was halted and look forward to more visitors from Australia and New Zealand discovering the Rocky Mountain state as international trips resume.”