Overview:VISIT DENVER is the official marketing arm of the City and County of Denver, responsible for selling Denver as a convention and leisure destination.
VISIT DENVER is governed by a board of directors, employs a staff of more than 60 professionals and counts nearly 1,300 businesses as members. It’s funded from both private and public sources, including 2.75 percent of the lodger's tax in the City and County of Denver
In 2016, Denver broke tourism records with 17.3 million overnight visitors and 31.5 million total visitors, according to Longwoods International. The study, commissioned by VISIT DENVER, found that metro Denver visitors spent $5.3 billion, while supporting nearly 57,000 jobs.
Denver sets itself apart. It’s an outdoor city filled with urban adventure, 300 days of sunshine, a walkable downtown, chef-driven dining, thriving arts & culture and diverse neighborhoods, not to mention its status as the top craft beer city in the nation. A vibrant outdoor city at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Denver's stunning architecture and unparalleled views help produce truly epic experiences for both leisure visitors and meeting & business travelers. Plus, Denver is growing! Direct, $9 rail service from the airport to downtown recently launched and the Colorado Convention Center is undergoing a major expansion.
Ranked as one of the nation’s most helpful convention bureaus, VISIT DENVER uses a sophisticated integrated marketing approach to sell Denver as a travel destination, which includes direct sales, advertising, tourism and convention industry trade shows, online promotions, websites, social media, e-newsletters, visitor guides and brochures, public relations and press tours, client familiarization tours and site inspections, and tourist information centers. Small wonder that VISIT DENVER has won the meeting industry’s top service awards for the past 24 years!