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Glenwood Springs featured in New York Times travel section

John GardnerPost Independent StaffGlenwood Springs, Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS A recent article in the New York Times travel section featuring Glenwood Springs as more than a pit stop on the way to Aspen has Glenwood Chamber Resort Association president and CEO Marianne Virgili excited.We were very delighted with the article and photos, Virgili said. And we were very pleased to see locals interviewed in the article, too.The article, written by freelance journalist Helen Olsson, paints this quaint town as a workingmans town rich in history and low on glitter. And runs through the plethora of activities and must see sights for travelers.Publicity on this grand scale should have a big impact on the upcoming tourist season according to Virgili.I think there will be a definite impact, Virgili said. An article in a publication like the New York Times is so valuable. The print add of that size, in a publication like that, we could never afford. The online version is a two page article with a 12-picture slide show illustrating the sites locals know all-to-well. Photos of the world-famous Hot Springs Pool, the Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Caverns and of course the popular night spot for locals, Doc Hollidays Saloon on Grand Avenue.But this isnt the first time Virgili has witnessed Glenwood in a national publication. Glenwood has been featured as one of the top small towns to live in the nation and its been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on in recent years, according to Virgili. Most recently, the February issue of Field & Stream featured Glenwood Springs as the No. 1 small town to live in for fishing.Weve been featured several times in national publications, Virgili said. But its always exciting to see that type of thing.Spokeswoman for the Glenwood Caverns, Mandy Gauldin, expressed similar sentiments after reading the article.Its always exciting when someone outside the state recognizes how exciting Glenwood Springs is, Gauldin said.Gauldin didnt speculate if the article would impact the Caverns upcoming summer season, but she was hopeful that it would generate interest among travelers.I dont know that one particular thing will cause a person to take a trip, Gauldin said. But anytime you get coverage on this scale you hope it inspires people in choosing their destination.Contact John Gardner:

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