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Tourism leaders visit Pueblo to drum up support - Pueblo Chieftain

Tourism in Colorado is big business, and some of the dedicated workers who help make it such a vital industry were this week given their due.

Tourism in Colorado is big business, and some of the dedicated workers who help make it such a vital industry were this week given their due.

CHIEFTAIN PHOTO/CHRIS MCLEANRalph McPherson, volunteer coordinator for the Pueblo Visitor’s Center and El Pueblo History Museum, is one of 11 volunteers around the state recognized during the annual Discover Colorado Rally and Inaugural Colorado Tourism Roadshow that kicked off this week in Denver and visited Pueblo on Tuesday.CHIEFTAIN PHOTO/CHRIS MCLEANMembers of a delegation from the Colorado Tourism Office take a boat tour Tuesday of the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo as part of the annual Discover Colorado Rally and Inaugural Colorado Tourism Roadshow.CHIEFTAIN PHOTO/CHRIS MCLEANCathy Ritter, director of the Colorado Tourism Office, visits Pueblo on Tuesday as part of the annual Discover Colorado Rally and Inaugural Colorado Tourism Roadshow.

As part of National Tourism and Travel Week, 11 state frontline tourism workers, including Puebloan Ralph McPherson, were recognized for their often unheralded efforts.

On Monday, members of the Colorado Tourism Board and the Colorado Tourism Office spearheaded a rally on the steps of the Colorado state Capitol, celebrating the value of tourism and honoring its workers.

“These individuals are the engines who drive tourism to Colorado, making it one of the most important industries in the state,” said Cathy Ritter, director of the Colorado office.

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