Durango, CO – The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNGRR) is proud to host and co-sponsor the first-annual Southwest Tourism Summit on April 5 & 6, 2012 in Durango, CO. “The Source” is the theme of the first Southwest Tourism Summit. Its sole purpose is to provide businesses and organizations with all the valuable knowledge from numerous seminars, workshops and presentations by tourism-industry professionals from around the state all in one place, at one time.
Never before has an area tourism conference brought together so many leaders of our local, state and regional tourism industry professionals. Highlights of the Summit include presentations by Al White, Director of the Colorado Tourism Office; Tour Colorado, Grand Circle Travel Association, Southwest Colorado Travel Region, Durango Area Tourism Office, Durango Chamber of Commerce, Durango Business Improvement District and many more. Seminar topics include public relations and marketing, heritage tourism, familiarization tours, agritourism and tourism Internet technology. Sessions will be held at the D&SNGRR Museum and other downtown locations.
Early-bird registration is $49 per person through March 27 and $99 per person after that date. A partner pass for the welcome or closing reception is available for $20 per person. For more information regarding the Summit, please contact Sarah McLean, Sales Manager at Durango Area Tourism Office, at 970-828-1039 or email@example.com or Carrie Whitley, Sales Manager at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, at 970-385-8842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.