Like them, the Telluride and Mountain Village Convention and Visitors Bureau will be a presenting sponsor at a luncheon in New York City honoring Conde Nast Traveler magazine's top 130 travel professionals in the United States.
Notice, says Leary O'Gorman, executive director of the Telluride and Mountain Village CVB, that there's not another ski resort, or Colorado destination, on the list.
"I hope people will understand the magnitude of Telluride being here," O'Gorman said. "It's exposure, exposure, exposure. It puts Telluride's name in front of the right people."
We're going to be promoting summer and winter.
The luncheon will take place on Oct. 6 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. Telluride has won the opportunity to be a presenting sponsor, O'Gorman said, thanks to the relationship that the CVB is building with Conde Nast Traveler. The CVB has run advertorials in the May and June issues of the magazine, and has another scheduled for December.
"There will be a reception where we have the opportunity to meet the travel professionals," O'Gorman said. He and Ray Jacobi, the CEO of the Telluride Ski and Golf Co. will be there, along with the president of Telski's new publicity company, Nike Communications, and Pat Peeples, who handles publicity for the CVB. They will be offering a goodie bag including Telluride Truffles and an invitation to come experience Telluride. A number of local accommodations companies, including the Inn at Lost Creek, the Mountain Lodge, Hotel Telluride, the Ice House and the Camel's Garden, have donated rooms to any of the travel agents who accept.
"We are also fortunate that one of the top ski professional Conde Nast Traveler named is Janna Emery, who handles Telluride Central Reservations through ski.com," O'Gorman said.