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Colorado Pot Tours Take Root in the Mile High City and Beyond

What Pot Tours in Colorado Include and What Companies Are Getting Into the Game Are Detailed in Latest Issue of Tours.com's Travel-Intel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/06/14 -- Colorado can now be considered Cannabis Country for those seeking a different kind of holiday escape. So far, non-Coloradans account for more than half of the roughly $1 million in daily sales at the state's several-dozen marijuana outlets. And tour operators are taking notice.

This week's issue of Travel-Intel looks at the new trends emerging in marijuana tourism and the new tour companies that are seeing green and meeting the demand. Tours include anything from bong-making to marijuana-themed cooking classes, and the parties on the bus between venues.

Also of note in this issue of Travel-Intel: Kauai. The wild island in the Hawaiian archipelago is possibly one of the most recognized places because of its role as any number of far-flung locations in more than 70 films made in Kauai over the past four decades. From South Pacific to The Descendants, Travel-Intel looks at Kauai in the movies -- with tours to complement.

The latest issue of Travel-Intel also looks at ways travelers can keep their health and fitness resolutions by checking out some of the new fitness wrist band technology offered by such companies as Sony and Nike and then wearing that technology on their wellness retreats -- whether to Rancho La Puerto, SHA spa, Chiva Som, Ananda in the Himalayas or other spa resorts to be found in the Kurtz-Ahlers collection of exclusive spas and resorts worldwide. Find tips for best ways to stay fit, where to go to get a fitness kick-start and how to keep the momentum going.

Also worth the read: where people are traveling this winter, according to new surveys, and what travelers want more than anything for their travel and vacation time, according to a new survey from Virtuoso.

Finally, Travel-Intel looks at the new BarclayCard Arrival as possibly the best bang for the buck when it comes to travel and rewards.

Double miles, no foreign currency fees, premier auto rental coverage, big bonus point bump during the first months for joining, pro memberships with Tripit and other travel bennies worth considering make this card the choice for serious jetsetters.

These are just some of the feature stories to be found in the latest Travel-Intel. The weekly travel industry news channel from Tours.com reaches more than 100,000 sellers of travel in the U.S. and Canada and is also posted online.

The publication dispatches writers to travel conferences and popular travel destinations to bring back the latest intel. Current features and archives can be viewed at www.travel-intel.com.

"Travel is a field that must be monitored constantly, not only for changes and updates but also for value and breaking news," says Lark Gould, a noted freelance writer and content director for Travel-Intel and Tours.com. Travel-Intel will be heading to the Los Angeles Adventure Travel Show this week to report on the latest products in cruises, safaris, air travel, hospitality and destination attractions.

As a veteran travel journalist who has been covering the travel industry for more than 20 years, Gould puts her incisive perspective into the weekly publication, with features and news updates, and also "packages" issues that detail great deals to be found at hotels and resort locations worldwide. Travel-Intel can be viewed as a stand-alone site on Tours.com. Gould publishes travel columns in Larkslist, genConnect and Barclay's Travel Community.

About Tours.com: Tours.com since 1995 - The Official Directory of Tours & Vacations Worldwide. Tours.com has a deep and searchable database of vacation and tour companies searchable by company name, destination and/or activity. A comprehensive one-stop Travel Resource section, plus the Find a Travel Agent Specialist search allows one to search for travel agents with in-depth knowledge in their chosen specialty.

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