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Mountain Travel Symposium, the SXSW for the ski industry, returns to Keystone

Summit Daily- March 31, 2016
Touted as the “most important ski industry event in the world,” the Mountain Travel Symposium, will be hosted at the Keystone Conference Center this year. 

Skiing still offers the same high feelings

Travel Weekly - April, 21 2016
By my own semiscientific count, John Denver, in "Rocky Mountain High," his seminal hit from 1973, sang the word "high" 17 times.

MTS TACKLES THORNY ISSUES, SUGGESTS CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

Ski Area Management- April 21, 2016
Innovation and disruption were the main themes of The Forum, April 6-7 during the Mountain Travel Symposium at Keystone, Colo., April 2-9.

MTS TACKLES THORNY ISSUES, SUGGESTS CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

SAM Online- April 20, 2016
Innovation and disruption were the main themes of The Forum, April 6-7 during the Mountain Travel Symposium at Keystone, Colo., April 2-9. 

Cardrona Alpine Resort prepares for changing market

Voxy- April 19, 2016
Cardrona Alpine Resort has been focusing on understanding a changing international market as it gears up for the 2016 winter season.

MTS KEYNOTE SPEAKER JEREMY BLOOM WAS ‘FUELED BY FAILURE’

TSIL- April 19, 2016
Former World Cup champ Jeremy Bloom gave a heartfelt keynote that not only had the audience on the brink of tears periodically but also was a departure from other more tech-oriented keynotes and workshops at Mountain Travel Symposium. 

MTS FOCUS OF ‘FOR RENT BY OWNER’ SHIFTS TO LACK OF EMPLOYEE HOUSING

TSIL- April 19, 2016
At the Mountain Travel Symposium a few years ago, one of the main concerns about vacation rentals by owners was how to keep track of private rentals and making sure they were paying their taxes.

Mountain Towns in BrieF

Jackson Hole News & Guide- April 13, 2016
Ski industry and tourism officials met in Keystone last week for the Mountain Travel Symposium.

MTS SPEAKERS CELEBRATE 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION; INNOVATION

The Snow Industry Letter- April 12, 2016
The Mountain Travel Symposium is made up of many parts: hotel and resort reps, travel industry buyers, marketing organizations and more. 

WOMEN NEED TO FIND MENTORS; BE ASSERTIVE TO BREAK ‘ICE CEILING’

The Snow Industry Letter- April 12, 2016
The Breaking the Ice Ceiling workshop at this year’s recently concluded Mountain Travel Symposium covered a range of issues pertaining to women in the workplace. 

Airbnb forges trail to the mountains

Travel Weekly- April 8, 2016
Like prospectors in these Rocky Mountains more than a century ago, Airbnb showed up to this mountain town this week looking to stake its claim.

Mountain Travel Symposium: Tourism leaders peg hopes on summer

Glenwood Springs Post Independent- April 7, 2016
When most people picture a mountain vacation, the image of snow covered peaks, a family ski trip or a cozy day spent by the fire come to mind. But during Thursday’s forum at the Mountain Travel Symposium, the focus shifted to the drawing visitors during the summer months.

Mountain resorts emphasize diversification of attractions

Travel Weekly- April 6, 2016
Panelists at the Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS) stressed the need to diversify services and attractions as the number of people who visit mountain resorts strictly to ski and snowboard flattens.

MOUNTAIN TRAVEL SYMPOSIUM UNDER WAY; STELLAR PROGRAM ON DECK

The Snow Industry Letter- April 6, 2016
Mountain Travel Symposium kicked off this week in Keystone, CO, with approximately 1,200 attendees. 

Industry leaders have eye on future at Mountain Travel Symposium

The Aspen Times- April 6, 2016
The year was 1957, and skier Pete Seibert had hiked 7 miles to the top of Vail Mountain with a companion when a panoramic view of the apex helped motivate him to open a ski resort there five years later.

Global businesses, startups collide at Mountain Travel Symposium

Summit Daily- April 5, 2016
Hundreds of travel professionals representing ski resorts, suppliers and tech startups filled the ballrooms at the Keystone Conference Center on Tuesday.

delegates head to mts

PlanetSKI- March 30, 2016
The 41st annual Mountain Travel Symposium, MTS, starts in Colorado, USA, on Saturday. 

SPEAKERS PLAN TO ‘IGNITE’ AUDIENCE AT MOUNTAIN TRAVEL SYMPOSIUM

The Snow Industry Letter- March 29, 2016
Among the definitions of “ignite,” are “to arouse the passions of; to excite, to stir up.” 

DESTINATIONS@MTS LOOKS AT HOW ‘ADVENTURE TRAVEL’ CAN UP YOUR BOTTOM LINE

The Snow Industry Letter- March 22, 2016
One of the featured topics at the upcoming Destinations@MTS is titled "Adventure Travel - Utilizing the Whole Ecosystem." 

WHY SO FEW WOMEN AT THE TOP? MTS SEEKS ANSWERS TO ‘ICE CEILING'

The Snow Industry Letter- March 15, 2016
Diversity is not a trait for which the ski industry is well known. 

GROUP BUSINESS DRAWING RECORD CROWD TO MOUNTAIN TRAVEL SYMPOSIUM

Ski Area Management- March 14, 2016
The 41st annual Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS) April 3–9 in Keystone, Colorado, will welcome it largest audience ever, as registered attendance has topped 1,000. 

MTS: WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO DRIVE YOUR DRIVE MARKET? 

The Snow Industry Letter- March 1, 2016
It seems intuitive that the majority of visits to ski areas are ones where visitors drive to a resort – perhaps just for the day, perhaps for a longer stay. 

WHEN DOLLAR IS UP, FOREIGN VISITORS TEND TO GO ELSEWHERE

The Snow Industry Letter
In related news, the lingering strength of the dollar is pinching the flow of international tourists into Colorado, according to The Denver Post.

MOUNTAIN TRAVEL SYMPOSIUM FOCUSES ON INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

The Snow Industry Letter- February 2, 2016
The upcoming Mountain Travel Symposium – with sales and marketing professionals attending from 35+ countries - is now positioned as the most important global event in the mountain travel industry.