2018 Governor’s Awards for Outstanding Colorado Tourism Efforts
- Former Colorado Tourism Board Vice Chair and eight-year member Ian Steyn of Larkspur was presented with the Chairman’s Award. In recognition of his extraordinary commitment to Colorado tourism in Colorado, Fulton honored him for championing the outdoors and serving as a personal and professional mentor to so many.
- Visit Denver was honored with the Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative Award for its statewide partnership in serving as host city for the U.S. Travel Association’s annual IPW tradeshow. Held in the Colorado Convention Center in May, IPW brought 6,028 international travel trade and media together in an event that will generate nearly $5 billion in U.S. travel business and economic benefits for Denver and Colorado for years to come.
- Both Gary Schluter, founder of Rocky Mountain Holiday Tours, and Allison Scott, Director of Communications for The Broadmoor, shared the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to Colorado Tourism. It was the first time for the award to be shared by two honorees.
- Visit Loveland Colorado won the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Marketing Program for creating “Sharing the Love of Valentine Season,” a campaign to boost interest during a traditionally low-visitation season.
- Cy Michaels, owner of La Quinta in Trinidad and chair of the Trinidad Tourism Board, was given the Jack Snow Volunteer Award in recognition of her extensive work to benefit her home community.