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Timed-entry pass system coming to popular Colorado fourteener amid increase in outdoor recreation

According to the USDA Forest Service, the year of 2020 brought a 200 percent increase in outdoor recreation across Colorado’s northern Front Range, which included a large number of first-time trailgoers and campers.

With so many people headed to Colorado’s natural areas, parking issues, long lines, irresponsible camping, and crowded trails became major pain points for those maintaining the space. As a result, managers of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, along with Pawnee National Grassland, are looking into new strategies to that will encourage more responsible use. This will most likely mean a number of limitations and changes being put

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Vacation bookings on the rise as COVID vaccinations increase, experts say

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — As more people get vaccinated, many are rushing to get back to normal and are looking to book that summer vacation.

Denise Coubarous Payne, owner and manager of CoubaTravel, a travel agency in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, said her clients are looking to travel to all destinations.

“I have a couple young people who say they’re ready to travel,” said Coubarous Payne. “There was one young lady who wants to go to Puerto Rico. I have someone else who wants to go to South Carolina.”

Josh Bush, CEO of Avenue Two Travel in Bryn Mawr, said bookings have

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Tourism rates fall but outdoor recreation sees massive increase over the last year

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – A study by the 7 Rivers Alliance on tourism and economic numbers across the region found in 2020 the tourism rates fell greatly but outdoor activity rates skyrocketed.

The 7 Rivers Alliance is a regional economic development organization that serves eight counties in Western Wisconsin, two counties in Northeast Iowa, and three is Southeastern Minnesota.

Chris Hardie, CEO of 7 Rivers Alliance, explained that he works with economic development and tourism partners throughout the region to help grow their economy.

“Tourism is a very important economic development tool in our region and it has a

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Hawaii vacation rental outlook brightens, sees dramatic increase in tourism industry

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