While the local chamber of commerce recently led a contingent from Colorado Springs to Portland, our neighbors to the north went to — drum roll, please — Iceland.
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock “led a delegation of Colorado business and community leaders to Iceland (last week) to explore the economic development opportunities that lie ahead with Icelandair’s new non-stop flight to Denver,” according to Hancock’s office.
Icelandair launched its non-stop service between Denver and Reykjavik, Iceland on May 10.
“Today is an exciting day as we open Denver’s doors to new, international relationships with great partners like Iceland,” Hancock said in a statement. “Growing our international air service will not only expand the list of destinations available to travelers, but will also play an important role in boosting the local economy and expanding our tourism reach.”
Members of the Denver City Council joined Hancock on the trip.
Could you imagine if Colorado Springs council members said they wanted to go to Iceland?