Tourism

6:00am

Thu June 26, 2014
Agriculture

Working Out The Kinks To Rebrand Colorado As An Agritourism Destination

Carol Zadrozny, owner of Z's Orchard in Palisade, Colorado has had trouble securing insurance coverage for her agritourism attractions.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Colorado already draws thousands of visitors each year for skiing, hiking, beer drinking and, most recently, marijuana sampling. In 2012, those visitors spent more than $16 billion in the state. Tourism officials want more and they’re looking to do it by bringing well-educated “traveling foodies” to the state.

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4:39am

Thu June 19, 2014
Agriculture

Agritourism A Growing Opportunity On The Farm

Blake Bohlender attended a three-day camp at Laughing Buck Farm near Fort Collins, Colo.
Luke Runyon KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Farms aren't just for food any more. With the local food movement growing, more savvy farmers are putting a price tag on more than those organic tomatoes. They are instead marketing and selling the “farm experience” in the form of agritourism attractions.

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6:02am

Thu June 5, 2014
Health

Colorado Looks To Health And Wellness Tourism

Over just two years since it was built, the $34 million University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center has created a high-tech space for research and programs.
Grace Hood KUNC

America’s obsession with weight loss has given birth to reality shows like The Biggest Loser and Extreme Weight Loss. The latter aired the second installment of its new season with part of the episode shot on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The popular culture influence is reinvigorating Colorado’s image as a health and wellness destination — but with a medical twist.

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7:00am

Mon October 28, 2013
Tourism

'Ganja-preneurs' Set Their Sights On Colorado Pot Tourism

Participants with My 420 Tours.
Chandler Kim used with permission

Recreational marijuana shops won’t open their doors in Colorado until January and already several pot tourism companies are making plans to cash in on the new businesses.

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2:52pm

Mon October 21, 2013
Business

Udis, Crocs Expected To Be Early Adopters Of ‘By Colorado’

State officials are launching a new effort they hope will encourage companies to start carrying a state logo on their products. The royalty-free licensing program called “By Colorado” is for businesses and others interested in including the new logo in marketing.

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