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Summer Tourism Season Kicks Off At State Capitol

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Mascots at the state Capitol on Monday (credit: CBS)

Mascots at the state Capitol on Monday (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – Familiar faces helped kick off the start of the summer tourism season in Colorado on Monday.

Gov. John Hickenlooper joined mascots from around the state at the Capitol.

Tourism is one of Colorado’s leading industries and employs more than 141,000 people. In 2011 tourists spent nearly $16 billion in the state.

LINK: Colorado Tourism

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