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Denver’s tourism industry honored top leaders and innovators at the 24th annual Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame Dinner in early March

By Beth Buehler

Denver’s tourism industry honored top leaders and innovators at the 24th annual Denver & Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame Dinner in early March in the Colorado Convention Center’s new Bluebird Ballroom. The event raises funds for the Visit Denver Foundation, which awards scholarships to tourism and hospitality students.

Justin Soto (left) and Hubert Frach  from British Airways
Justin Soto (left) and Hubert Frach from British Airways || Photo by Photography G

This year’s inductees include Frank Day, who has led more than 80 hospitality businesses over five decades and is founder of Concept Restaurants; Bill Mosher, CEO of the Denver Convention Center Hotel Authority; and Wilma Webb, who, as a former state representative and first lady of Denver, has brought a new level of arts appreciation to the city.
A special posthumous award was presented in memory of Steve Sander, who worked closely with four Denver mayors, was a longtime Visit Denver board member, marketed several of Colorado’s most visible brands, and helped bring sporting events to the city.

Visit Denver also recognized five “tourism stars” for going above and beyond in creating impactful visitor experiences last year: British Airways, Colorado Tourism Office, Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the NBA’s Denver Nuggets.

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