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Visit Grand Junction PR eNewsletter - June 2022
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Public Relations Opportunity:

Upcoming June dates: Flag Day, Father's Day, and Juneteenth. It's also National Dairy, Pride, and Candy month. Feel free to share any interesting stories, specials, or experiences you are offering in celebration of these notable observances.

Do you have something you would like to share about your tourism business? Whether it is a new offering, an expansion, a partnership, a renovation, or something unique and exclusive, please feel free to share it with us! We will pitch it to press, which can provide you FREE visibility in popular publications.

Please share details with Carly Holbrook at and Elizabeth Fogarty at

We often send images of your business to journalists as part of our pitching strategy. We encourage you to share your best shots via this link so that we can show off your digs just how you like!

Visit Grand Junction Press Results

Visit Grand Junction's PR Highlights as a result of pitching:

Matador issued an online article titled "These 7 Small Cities Are the Perfect Basecamp for Outdoor Adventures" on May 4, 2022. The article highlighted Rattlesnake Arches and Colorado National Monument as recreation areas. Businesses that were mentioned include Carlson Vineyards Downtown Tasting Room, Highland's Distillery, Foam & Folly Brewery & Taproom, Hotel Maverick, and other Grand Junction area businesses. This article had an ad equivalency of $1,416,762. Go World Travel Magazine highlighted Grand Junction in an online article titled "Move Over Moab. Grand Junction is Becoming the Next Biking Mecca". Grand Junction biking areas that were included in the article are Lunch Loops, Colorado National Monument, and the Riverfront Trail. Grand Junction's public art scene was also mentioned in the article along with local businesses such as Handlebar Tap House, Taco Party, Pablo's Pizza, Cafe Sol, Devil's Kitchen, Hotel Maverick, Highland's Distillery, Monumental Beer Works, Ramblebine Brewing, and Two Rivers Winery & Chateau.
Travel + Leisure published an online article titled “This Stunning Colorado Park Has One of the World's Largest Collections of Natural Arches — and Probably Never Heard Of It”, which featured the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area and focused on Rattlesnake Arches. Phoenix Magazine, as a result of CTO's pitching efforts, featured Grand Junction in an online and print article titled, “Grand Junction Sip and Stay”, which mentioned area attractions like the Grand Mesa, Little Book Cliffs, and Colorado National Monument. Also mentioned in the article were local businesses such as Two Rivers Winery, Bin 707 Foodbar, Enstrom Candies, The Hog & The Hen, Ramblebine Brewing Co., Highland's Distillery, and other Grand Junction area businesses. In addition to the businesses and recreation areas, Colorado Lavender Festival, Colorado Mountain Wine Fest, Downtown Grand Junction's Market on Main, and Palisade Peach Festival were events that were highlighted in the article.
9 News Denver included Mike the Headless Chicken Festival in "9 Things to do in Colorado this weekend: June 3-5". The article featured the Mike the Headless Chicken Festival as a Colorado activity for the first weekend in June. 

Important FYI

Attention tourism businesses outside the City of Grand Junction. Please review this important communication and contact Visit GJ with a "yes" or a "no" regarding the Grand Junction Area Tourism Membership. This helpful Q&A provides further information. Thank you to those who have responded already!

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