Travel Industry

Group Event in the Heritage Lodge

Group Event in the Heritage Lodge

A recent study commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association and conducted by Oxford Economics, explored the return on investment for business travel. The study looked at companies that cut back on business travel during the recession versus those that didn’t.

The findings, which might seem counter-intuitive, were that "businesses that continued to send employees on the road during the recession were more profitable than those that cut back on business travel.”

There is also evidence for similar growth for business meetings and group events. Although initially projected at only 5.2%, “group spending is expected to increase 6% this year to $115.9 billion.” (usatoday.com)

Read more on Business Meetings or Bust…

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award[

TripAdvisor 2013
Certificate of Excellence Award

While we’re normally satisfied with a few kind words or a hearty warm hug from our guests, it’s always nice when the travel industry experts recognize us as well, especially when it’s a heavyweight like TripAdvisor.com. 

Best of all is the fact that TripAdvisor’s ratings are based on the comments from the good folks we serve, our guests, and if they’re happy, then we’ve done our job well. And frankly, we’re delighted — Thanks!

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Susan Jessup, Partner owner and General Manager at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch. “We want to express our appreciation to the fine folks who have communicated their Sylvan Dale experience on TripAdvisor. Our team is passionate about sharing the beauty of our ranch with others and this certificate of excellence will help us continue doing what we love.

Check out the Press Release for full details…feel free to share with your friends and family too.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. — TripAdvisor.com

Loveland Visitors Center

Loveland Visitors Center
(source: http://visitlovelandco.org)

This past Saturday was a gorgeous Loveland kind of day…ideal for kicking off another Summer of fun things to do in Loveland.  Sylvan Dale showed off our Western hospitality with free Pony Rides and Horse Drawn Wagon rides.

We’re thankful to all the nice folks who came out and had fun.