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Camping without a campfire

As the summer heats up, camping season is upon us. And so is fire season. However, don’t let the lack of a campfire prevent you from having a classic memorable camping experience. There are ...

Be aware, recreate with care

Springtime is here. And that means some of the trails are almost dry and ready for hiking, biking, backpacking and more! In preparation for this new outdoor recreation season, Visit Durango ...

Difference between influencers, bloggers and content creators

With the evolution of social media, channels like Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, TikTok, blogs and even LinkedIn are influencing the public’s travel plans and goals more than ever. We at Vi...

What I learned growing up in hotels

Many hoteliers will say “you see it all” in hospitality – the good, bad and the ugly. I worked in hospitality for nearly 15 years, and I lived in hotels most of my life. My older brother a...

Holiday fun in Durango

This holiday season, spread a little joy and engage with your local Durango community. Go on a holiday shopping spree, shop local and enjoy a variety of festivities. One can work up quite th...

Benefits of joining a board of directors

Visit Durango currently has five open board member positions. They include Lodging & Hospitality, Specialty Lodging, Outdoor Recreation, Agritourism & Heritage, and At Large, which is open...

The physical and psychological benefits of travel

Stories about epic adventures are often the best to hear, and the best to tell. Heading out to explore new places and meet new people is a culturally enriching experience, but it’s also goo...

Video content: A small business’ best friend

Over the past 18 months, the Visit Durango team has been intrigued and excited by a quickly expanding trend: Short video content outperforms still photography and text-based content time and...

Fall in love with Durango again

As summer fades away, the nights become cooler, the aspens transform into gold and everything that can will be pumpkin flavored. Fall is sometimes also known as “secret summer.” This nicknam...

Myth-busting Durango’s tourism industry

In the era of fake news and conspiracy theories running amok, Durango’s tourism industry is not immune to myths, rumors and misinformation. The dissenters of the increase to the lodgers tax ...

Visit Durango leadership defines new direction

On June 14, Visit Durango’s 14-member board of directors and staff gathered in the Oak Room at the Strater Hotel for the annual Board Retreat Strategic Planning. It was a full day of strateg...

Visit Durango strengthens community roots

Like wildflowers during the dry season in need of rain, Visit Durango was previously under-resourced and not able to compete effectively with other destinations hoping for a strong economic ...