Calling all photographers--professional, amateur, and those of you with a smartphone in your pocket! Delta County Tourism is looking for photos that represent life in Delta County -- gorgeous scenery, an amazing event or festival, or one of the many outdoor recreational opportunities available here.
The city is being branded as "Delta. Fiercely Colorado," a tag that was met with enthusiasm by citizens attending a wrap-up session for CRAFT, the Colorado Rural Academy for Tourism.
Darin Hamm, the city's new marketing coordinator, unveiled the brand's signature look (pictured) along with the brand statement:
While divided on some issues, Delta City Council members have been united in their desire to better "brand" the city with the longterm goal of increasing tourism and expanding the city's economic base.
That goal was one of the top priorities of the 2019 budget, which included funding for a new marketing and outreach position.
Does your business benefit from traveler and tourist traffic? The Delta County Tourism Cabinet wants to help build your business by directing more tourists to you through effective, targeted marketing and promotions.
Meeting with Delta County Commissioners during their Feb. 19 meeting, Kelli Hepler, coordinator for Delta County Tourism Cabinet, shared highlights of the cabinet's activities in 2018 and its plans for 2019.
"In 2018 we responded to a growing interest for outdoor recreation," Hepler said.
The meeting room at Needle Rock Brewing Company was packed with Delta area residents and Delta Area Chamber of Commerce members Thursday evening, Jan. 17, for a meeting to discuss interest in a local effort to increase tourism revenue.
City of Delta councilmember Nathan Clay introduced the discussion about the City of Delta's effort to increase tourism revenue in partnership with Delta County Tourism and the Colorado Tourism Office.
The City of Delta is hosting a tourism town hall Thursday, Jan. 17, in conjunction with business after hours sponsored by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce. This event will take place at the Needle Rock Brewing Company from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is no charge. RSVPs are requested at 874-8616.
City of Delta officials are enthused about a local effort to increase tourism revenue in partnership with Delta County Tourism and the Colorado Tourism Office.
The city was one of two communities in Colorado to qualify for CRAFT 201 -- Colorado Rural Academy for Tourism, a grant through the Colorado Tourism Office.
Colorado's Scenic & Historic Byways are being highlighted through various channels this summer, as the tourist season shifts into high gear.
First, a new exhibit at Denver International Airport is highlighting all 26 of the state's Scenic & Historic Byways.
On July 12, Colorado Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne joined local officials and state representatives at the Logan County Courthouse in Sterling to reveal the 17 Colorado communities selected as 2018 Blueprint 2.0 program award recipients. A program of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Blueprint 2.0 marks its third year of rural economic development support throughout Colorado.
The Delta County commissioners appointed Kami Collins to the Delta County Tourism Cabinet to represent Surface Creek at their June 25 meeting.
Commissioner Don Suppes said he had been trying to find the right person to represent Surface Creek on this cabinet for three years and finds Collins to be highly qualified.
In his more than 35 years as a professional videographer, David Jacobson has told many a story through the art of the promotional video. He's captured the history of Delta's Egyptian Theater, shared stories of local musicians and artists, promoted establishments of higher learning, focused on film festivals, and created stunning visual tours of real estate properties.
Representatives from Delta County, Delta Area Chamber of Commerce and Delta County Economic Development (DCED) were present during the Outdoor Retailer Show at the Denver Convention Center Jan. 25-28.
Representatives from Montrose County and Mesa County also joined in promoting western Colorado.
The Delta County Tourism Cabinet has been awarded $25,000 through the Colorado Tourism Office's marketing matching grant program.
Twenty-eight Colorado not-for-profit associations and governmental organizations from across the state were awarded grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 for the purpose of enhancing marketing efforts to attract visitors.
Kelli Hepler, Delta Tourism Cabinet, has been named to inaugural class for the Colorado Tourism Leadership Journey, a brand-new, yearlong executive training program aimed at building the state tourism industry's bench strength. The announcement was made by the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO).
Much of what makes Delta County unique and wonderful is the six, very different, very distinct communities that make up the county. Each has something different to offer both residents and visitors; each has something wholly their own.
Members of the Delta County Tourism Cabinet got an orientation of tourist sites in Surface Creek Valley last week.
The orientation got running behind schedule and wasn't able to visit three of the area's top tourist attractions that were on the original itinerary: Aspen Trails Campground, Pioneer Town and the AppleShed.
The following is a report by Patricia Luna, a Surface Creek Area representative on the Delta County Tourism Cabinet, on the cabinet's annual meeting.
The Delta County Tourism Cabinet (DCTC) held its annual retreat on Nov. 11 at Wisehart Springs Inn in Paonia.
Pioneer Town's Night on the Town on Saturday, June 20, was a roaring success in spite of the warm temperatures. More than 300 visitors of all ages enjoyed a great summer evening. Switching the event to a Saturday seemed to resonate well with all, especially the younger families.
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