New ‘Colorado Field Guide’ Tourism Program Seeks Business Applications

The Colorado Tourism Office is promoting a new itinerary builder program called the Colorado Field Guide. As described by Cathy Ritter, director of the Colorado Tourism Office, “The Colorado Field Guide will be a compilation, not only of insider travel tips, but of compelling itineraries pointing travelers to places to go, eat and sleep along less-explored paths through our spectacular state. It all will be coming soon on www.Colorado.com inside a slick new trip-planning tool that will let travelers use our proposed trips as is, modify them or even build their own itinerary from the ground up. And best of all, they can share these itineraries, whether on Facebook or by email, and even invite their friends to join them in building out their Colorado experience.”

The CTO is hoping to have over 100 itineraries, and Pagosa will be submitting some for consideration. However, your business or attraction MUST be listed on www.colorado.com.

To list your business is easy and free and takes just a few minutes. Go to www.colorado.com/partner-registration. You must be a tourism-related business and have a physical address in Colorado. All listings receive at least two links to their website and one photo and are encouraged to provide a prominent reciprocal link to Colorado.com in return. Each business also has one category listing for free, additional or enhanced listings can be purchased.

Realtors and real estate companies are prohibited from listing unless the listing relates to the management of Colorado vacation properties.

This free listing opportunity is a MUST for any tourism-related business. For more information on this itinerary program, you can contact Jennie Green at sales@visitpagosasprings.com.

Four Corners Film Office
The Four Corners Film Office offers a FREE production Guide to Four Corners area businesses. The guide encourages any business which might be involved in the film industry to list their business. These related businesses would include lodging, restaurants, caterers, makeup or hair professionals, transportation, videographers, photographers, outdoor activities, ranches, and just about anything!

If you are interested in picking up work as an “extra” you can also submit your photo and “statistics”. The listing on the 4 Corners Film Office site may also get you business in nearby communities that need assistance when a film crew is there. Filming could be anything from commercials and catalog work to a major film.

We need to promote our community and make it look attractive and vibrant and your business needs exposure. Go to www.4cornersfilmoffice.org/production-guide-submission/ to list your business – for free!

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Mary Jo Coulehan

Mary Jo Coulehan is Executive Director of the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce, and also serves on a number of local and state boards.