Tour Colorado (formerly the Colorado Group Tour Association) is an organization originating from the Colorado Tourism Board (CTB) in 1988. Members from across the state met on a monthly basis to sponsor familiarization (FAM) tours and work on sponsorship at the National Tour Association (NTA) and American Bus Association (ABA) business exchange and conferences. From this beginning, Tour Colorado has grown into a vibrant organization promoting the packaged travel industry to tour operators and group travel leaders.
Tour Colorado is the only statewide organization marketing directly to professional tour operators and group travel leaders domestically to increase the packaged travel market to Colorado. Since 1992, Tour Colorado has continued to meet with 100+ statewide members. All members are involved in promoting tourism and travel throughout the state of Colorado. The membership represents visitor and convention bureaus, chambers of commerce and resort organizations, lodging accommodations, tour operators and receptives, transportation, attractions, restaurants, and guide services.
The mission of Tour Colorado is to promote group tours and packaged travel within and throughout the State of Colorado by being the primary liaison between the suppliers of tour products, and professional tour operators looking to purchase these products.
Member: ABA, NTA