Letter from Emil Bruce Lester, Jr.
Industrial Tourism – July 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine
Mining, Logging, Grazing Would Have to Work at It To Destroy Like Tourism
Soon after someone devises another way of earning a living, others join in, associations are formed, political action committees are financed, and someone adds the postscript “industry” to the business.
Tourism has now matured to the level of an “industry” in this country. Thirty years ago, tourism would have been considered an activity for the marginally employed, for the leisure set, and for retirees; it was not a serious occupation. Today serious money is involved.