Media Advisory 


Friday, May 5, 2017
8:30am – 10am


Durango Public Library
1900 E 3rd Ave, Durango
(970) 375-3380


The Durango Tourism Office (DATO) staff, board members, industry partners, and special guest, Elizabeth Cartier.

Elizabeth is a PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts and a lecturer at ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City specializing in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She will discuss "Tourism Development and Consumerism: The Struggles of Living in a Postcard" at the Spring Tourism Briefing.


In an effort to invite community involvement and business collaboration, DATO will present “The Facts, the Fears and the Future of Durango Tourism.” Participants will learn how to leverage opportunities for your business and become more involved and visible through the destination marketing organization’s website and other campaigns. 


This event is free and open to the public. Please email with questions or for more details.

The Durango area is Southwest Colorado’s premier four-season destination, attracting more than one million visitors annually. Please contact Theresa Blake for media inquiries, or visit for more information.

About Durango Area Tourism Office
The Durango Area Tourism Office is an independent non-profit organization operating with the mission to promote Durango and La Plata County’s multitude of tourism attractions, events and services. The unbeatable combination of the iconic San Juan Mountains, art galleries, culinary fare, cultural and historic sites make it the perfect base of operations to explore Southwest Colorado. Visit DATO’s full-service Welcome Center, located at Main Avenue and 8th Street in the heart of historic downtown Durango, or online at Follow @visitdurango on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.