In a united effort by several of the Mayor’s sector task forces, and created by VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau, the tourism program is designed to increase leisure travel to Denver from throughout the Rocky Mountain region by offering more than 100 discount packages for theatre, symphony and opera tickets, sporting events, museums, theme parks, restaurants, shopping, art galleries, music festivals and more, all at the “mile high” price of $52.80.  The campaign features billboards, print ads, Web banners and newspaper supplements, many of which will be shown on the Colorado Convention Center’s 40-foot long color screen.

 

When:             Tuesday, April 14, 1:15 p.m.

 

Where:           Colorado Convention Center, outside, at corner of 14th and California

 

Speakers/Interview: 

·         Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper

·         Walter Isenberg, president & CEO, Sage Hospitality Resources

·         Richard Scharf, president & CEO, VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau

·         Jeff Plush, Colorado Rapids

·         Jeff Hovorka, Denver Center for the Performing Arts

 

Why:               Mayor Hickenlooper created a number of committees to jump start short-term economic stimulus for Denver.  The Hospitality, Retail and Cultural Committees collaborated on this campaign.

 

Visuals:           A 40-foot long screen behind the podium will display the billboards, Web banners, ads, and images of the campaign.

 

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For interview requests, please contact Rich Grant at 303-571-9450 or rgrant@visitdenver.com, or Jen Elving at 303-571-9451 or jelving@visitdenver.com.