Fire officials from the East Troublesome Fire Thompson Zone Incident Management Team and local authorities have downgraded the evacuation status for the Estes Valley. Estes Park is now open to visitors. However, it is not business as usual in Estes Park. The East Troublesome Fire Thompson Zone is still a potential threat to the Estes Valley and businesses may not be operating as normal.
Visit Estes Park has developed a strategy for our destination brand. We want to provide a distinctive, truly one-of-a-kind experience for our guests. A community-focused promise is the basis of all of our efforts, and we hope it will become the foundation for your interactions with Estes Park guests.
Our promise is our destination brand's value proposition -- our commitment to our guests -- defined as the essence of the benefits, both functional and emotional, that visitors can experience in Estes Park. A vitally important aspect of the promise commitment is that it is not just about defining the physical aspects of the destination, but creating an expectation of experience once the guest arrives.
In developing the Estes Park promise, we have had the pleasure of reviewing over 10,000 perceptions from Estes Park guests, community members and residents, travel professionals, and others. Our strategic process has been based on extensive research and will be used as a cornerstone for how we deliver exceptional Estes Park experiences.
After reviewing our research and completing our Brand Assessment, we developed five main opportunities for Estes Park's Brand Promise. We call these our paradigm shifts:
The Estes Park Promise: Your favorite way to experience Colorado, where exceptional, natural outdoor adventures are a way of life. Extraordinary beauty... real wildlife. Welcome to our majestic mountain village where everyone feels like a guest. Everything you want...Better than you imagined.
Visit Estes Park utilized Duane Knapp's Destination BrandScience methodology for Estes Park's Brand Strategy development, which is a four-phase process:
Phases 1-3 have been completed, and phase 4 is well underway. Call us with questions at 970-586-0500.