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Colorado Rural Academy For Tourism (CRAFT)


 

The CRAFT program was founded in 2018 by the Colorado Tourism Office to offer training and support for rural economic development through creation and branding of new or enhanced traveler experiences.

CRAFT provides support and education for rural communities on how to build tourism into an economic development strategy.

The program includes:

CRAFT Studio 101
Broad, comprehensive tourism education and training for rural communities or regions on how to build tourism into an economic development strategy.

CRAFT Studio 201
Previously the Blueprint 2.0 Initiative. Tourism Promotion and Development. Customized support for communities or regions wishing to advance a specific tourism-related goal or strategy.

CRAFT Workshops
Intensive training and work for communities or regions wishing to advance a tourism-related strategy relating to specific industry segments. Workshops will be offered for Culinary & Agritourism, Heritage and Cultural Tourism, Outdoor Adventure Tourism, Cycling Tourism and Sustainable Tourism.

CRAFT Mentor (previously CHAMP)
Provides up to 50 hours of mentoring for organizations or tourism-related businesses wishing to advance a specific tourism-related goal or strategy.

Craft Opportunities Application Timeline (Click to Enlarge)

 

 

 


Questions?
Please contact Jill Corbin, CTO Director of Destination Development, [email protected]
Elizabeth O’Rear, CTO Manager of Destination Development, [email protected]