Visit Denver Opens High Tech Tourist Information Center
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and tourism officials joined a gaggle of colorful mascots Monday to open the new Visit Denver Tourist Information Center at 1575 California Street.
This is only the third new tourist information center Denver has opened since 1951.
Its features include:
- Touchscreen technology where visitors can access information and then have it emailed, texted to their mobile devices, or printed in the center
- Colorful Denver and Colorado videos that will be showcased to convention delegates and tourists both inside the center and via street-facing screens on California Street
- Visitor access to multiple computers in a relaxed setting, all of which will feature the VISITDENVER.com website with access to articles and information about Denver to help them plan their activities
- Opportunities to better communicate Denver’s brand as an outdoor city that offers urban adventures, leveraging the design and décor of the space, from creative photography and suspended B-cycles, to historic columns and century-old red brick walls
- A new gift shop focused on offering products and unique souvenirs sourced from Denver and Colorado companies and artists, including the blue bears, which are replicas of the “I See What You Mean” public art sculpture by Lawrence Argent
- And personalized service and advice from well-trained staff
“We wanted to showcase Denver in a way that highlights us as a modern, green, and high tech city,” said Richard Scharf, president & CEO of Visit Denver.
Celebrating 106 years of promoting The Mile High City, Visit Denver is a nonprofit trade association that contracts with the City of Denver to market Denver as a convention and leisure destination, increasing economic development in the city, creating jobs, and generating taxes.