Colorado expecting a record-breaking 2022
Published on : Tuesday, May 17, 2022
As the apparent view for the 2022 tourism season of Colorado looks far more stronger than 2021, particularly for the Western Slope and resort towns, the officials of tourism are expecting that price rises don’t get even more depressing and that any new variants are now better controllable.
Tim Wolfe, director of the Colorado Tourism Office said that they are hoping for a busy summer. The tourism numbers of last year are yet to get accessible but they are definitely better than the miserable 2020. In travel spending, the travel industry of Colorado witnessed a 36% decline, from a record $24.2 billion in 2019 to $15.4 billion in 2020.
Back in 2019, Colorado witnessed a record 86.9 million visitors but that huge rise in 2020 dropped by almost 13 million, as per the data of the Colorado Tourism Office.
Richard Scharf, president and CEO of Visit Denver said that other factors that worked into 2022’s success include the arrival of European travel and rise in business travel and conventions.
The Front Range is absolutely come back sluggishly due to the business travel market and groups, said Scharf. However, after the initial few months of the year managing with the effect of omicron, he said that we’re seeing huge demand at this moment.
Wolfe said that convention and transient business actually fills up Denver’s 12,000 rooms. If we don’t have that rush, we will have to fill up that vacancy with leisure traveler.