At the State Publications Library we often receive questions regarding statistical information on travel and tourism in Colorado. The best place to find this information is in the annual Colorado Travel Year… report, compiled by Longwoods International for the Colorado Tourism Office. The report, issued each May, provides information not only on the number of visitors to Colorado, but also shows demographic information, number of overnight stays vs. day trips, and visitors’ reasons for coming to Colorado. Statistics are further broken out by accommodations, food and beverage, recreation and sightseeing, transportation, and retail purchases. The report also compares Colorado statistics with national trends. The report is a valuable resource for businesses and anyone else looking to find out just how significant travel and tourism is to Colorado’s economy.
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