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Days That Shine Nights That Sizzle
Denver has a combination of friendly locals, unique outdoor experiences and 300 days of sunshine making it an unforgettable place to visit. To continue to increase visitation, we needed our creative to better showcase the unique activities, excellent weather and one-of-a-kind vibrancy.
By focusing on all of the possibilities, Denver has to offer, we creatively encouraged visitors to embrace the vibrant energy and friendly people. Through the eyes of Denver’s passionate locals, we showed people enjoying the city's favorite restaurants, attractions, breweries and outdoor activities.
We ultimately inspired people to visit the city of Denver, where the sun is bright and the spirit is brighter. We invited people to truly “Soak it all in.”
Visitation has increased as more people are putting Denver at the top of their destination bucket list. Tourism revenue has increased, hotels are continuing to fill up, and the Denver travel industry continues to thrive. This new campaign is positioned to continue the upward trajectory.
In 2019, Denver visitors spent a record $7 billion, the first time this milestone was ever reached.
2019 marked the 16th consecutive year of growth among overnight “marketable” visitors -- those travelers who are most influenced by our marketing efforts. This represents a 5% increase over 2018 and also a new record.
Since 2006, leisure travel to Denver tourism has grown by 65 percent compared to 24 percent nationally.
“It’s the first time since we’ve been tracking Denver tourism numbers that we have achieved this level of success in terms of both visitors and tourism revenue,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock.