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Colorado Tourism Office Recognized as “Best US State Tourism Bureau” at Inaugural Travvy Awards

Colorado Tourism Office Recognized as “Best US State Tourism Bureau” at Inaugural Travvy Awards

DENVER (February 2, 2015). The Colorado Tourism Office is pleased to announce its recent recognition as the “Best US State Tourism Bureau” at the annual Travvy Awards, presented by travAlliancemedia. The Travvy Awards recognizes the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry and honors travel companies, travel products, travel agencies and destinations for their outstanding achievement.

“We are very excited to be recognized by the travel agent community as the top state tourism office in the nation,” said Al White, director of the Colorado Tourism Office. “This award says a lot about the effectiveness of our marketing, the friendliness of our tourism industry in welcoming travelers and working with travel agents as well as Colorado as an extremely desirable destination for visitors.”

The ballot of award nominees was sent to the travel agent readers of, [email protected] magazine and Vacation Agent magazine, representing a combined readership of close to 100,000. 30,000 travel agents voted on the winners.

"Our travel agent readers recognized Colorado as the best state tourism bureau," said James Shillinglaw, editor in chief of travAlliancemedia, publishers of, [email protected] magazine and magazine. "This means travel agents value the information, support and marketing efforts of Colorado so they can better sell the state's many attractions to their customers."


Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and 25 renowned ski areas and resorts. The state's breathtaking scenic landscape boasts natural hot springs, the headwaters of seven major rivers, many peaceful lakes and reservoirs, 11 national parks and monuments and 58 mountain peaks that top 14,000 feet. 

For more information or a copy of the 2015 Colorado Official State Vacation Guide, visit or call 1-800-COLORADO. Follow Colorado on TwitterFacebookInstagramPinterestGoogle+FoursquareFlickr,Tumblr and YouTube.

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Contacts:          Carly Holbrook / 720.289.9366, [email protected]  
                        Kirstin Graber / 303.892.3871, [email protected]