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Posts from June 2013

  • Salt Lake City full of Family-Friendly Summer Fun

    SALT LAKE CITY, June 29, 2013 — About the size of Providence, R.I., Little Rock Ark., and Modesto, Calif., Salt Lake has a beautiful downtown in a unique mountain setting, perfect for a family vacation. It is a clean city, with a wide variety of activities for families. The Visitors Bureau, dubbed “Visit Salt Lake,” has created the Connect

  • The Best Places to Raise Outdoor Kids: Salt Lake City, Utah

    By Julie Schwietert Collazo, -- New York City is a great place to raise a cultured, worldly kid. At just three years old, my Manhattan-born daughter has eaten delicacies my husband and I had never even heard of until we were in our twenties, and she has an appreciation for art exceeding that of most adults. But when it

  • New Ways to Get Around Salt Lake City

    By Elaine Glusac, The New York Times -- A handful of new transportation options make it easier to get around the Utah capital without a car. This spring Salt Lake City opened the TRAX Green Line, a light rail route linking the airport and downtown. The six-mile ride costs $2.50 one way and, with the exception of overnight hours, runs every 15

  • Alta honored for boosting Salt Lake’s tourism

    By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune - Paying homage to Alta is easy because so much of the reason for doing so comes straight from the heart. Speaker after speaker personalized that point Thursday when Visit Salt Lake conferred its highest honor, the Tourism Achievement Award, on Alta Ski Area for all it has done in its 75 years of

  • World-Changing Inventions Showcased at Leonardo

    By Rachel Madison, Utah Business - Salt Lake City - When it comes to the 101 inventions that changed the world, some are easy to envision, like cellular phones and personal computers. But then there are inventions that don't immediately come to mind-the electric guitar, canned goods and aspirin-that have equally changed the world. This summer at

  • These volunteers represent Utah to the world

    By Tom Wharton, The Salt Lake Tribune -- The volunteers who work the information desk at the Visit Salt Lake office and store inside the Salt Palace get some strange questions. One older gentleman asked retired newspaper printer and volunteer Dale Hansen where he could find a sperm bank. Volunteer Christiane Huckin regularly gets asked where

  • Utah Ski and Snowboard Industry Saw 5.4 Percent Increase in Skier Days

    Utah Business -- Salt Lake City - The Utah ski and snowboard industry closed the 2012-13 winter season Memorial Day weekend with a total of 4,031,621 skier day visits, up more than 5 percent from the previous season's 3,826,130. The industry ending above four million visits for the sixth time in the last eight years, a significant increase after

  • Utah: Naturally Accommodating

    By Linda Hayes, Association News With its magnificent scenery, including five national parks, 14 top-ranking ski resorts and stunning Monument Valley, Utah is rightly known as a natural playground. But the state’s beauty only scratches the surface of all it has to offer for groups. Most visitors need to make return trips to enjoy it all—a certainty