Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame

The Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame serves as the highest award for Denver’s travel industry – which registered its best year in 2012 with 13.6 million overnight visitors, generating more than $3.6 billion in spending. The industry supports 50,000 jobs in the metro area. Since 1999, a very select group of men and women have been honored for the outstanding contributions they have made to this industry.

New members are inducted at the annual Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame dinner, a fundraising event for the VISIT DENVER Foundation, which has distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship funds to Colorado students pursing higher education in the field of travel and tourism. Nominations are submitted by VISIT DENVER members, with the final selection made by a committee comprised of past chairs of the VISIT DENVER Board of Directors.

This year's Tourism Hall of Fame inductees are Larry DiPasquale (Epicurean Culinary Group) , Grace B. Gillette (Denver March Powwow), Dick Monfort (Colorado Rockies), Joe & Jeff Shoemaker (The Greenway Foundation).

This year's Tourism Star Award recipients are the Denver Art Museum, Denver Center for the Performing Arts | Denver Center Attractions| Denver Center Theatre Company, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Mountain Parks, Jennifer Jasinski and Solheim Cup.

Nominations for the Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame originate from peers, co-workers and members of the tourism and hospitality industry in the Mile High City.

"The story of tourism in Denver is also the history of our city and our people."


John Hickenlooper, Governor State of Colorado
Former Mayor, City & County of Denver 2001-2011
Read about 100 years of Mile High Tourism
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