WTM 2015: Tourist office hopes Denver train will encourage longer stays

WTM 2015: Tourist office hopes Denver train will encourage longer stays

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Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) is hoping the first train service from Denver International Airport will encourage holidaymakers to spend longer in the city from next year.

The A Line train is due to open for service on April 22, 2016, and will take 37 minutes for the 22-mile journey from the airport to Denver Union Station. Previously visitors had to take a taxi or hire a car from the airport.

Most holidaymakers from the UK book fly-drive holidays to Colorado, but the tourism office says the new public transport will mean UK visitors can spend a couple of nights in the city without having to worry about parking before picking up a hire car to explore the state further.

“They won’t have to worry about parking and can spend a couple of nights in Denver before going to the mountains with their rental car,” said Jennifer Barlett-Alpert, responsible for international promotions for the CTO.

It is hoping to host agents on fam trips to experience the train and the city next year.

The tourist office has also broadened the content of its agent training programme and made it easier to use

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