Your emoji keyboard may not feature an image of your favorite sport or late night snack but it will now feature symbols of your favorite state.

In celebration of national travel and tourism week, this May 6-12, the Colorado tourism office is launching a new keyboard of Colorado focused emojis. In addition to the emojis, they’ll be spearheading the statewide promotion “Welcome to Colorful Colorado” in honor of IPW, the US Travel Association’s annual international trade show.

“With IPW coming to our state for the first time in 27 years, Denver and Colorado have an exceptional opportunity to showcase what is most special about our state,” said Colorado tourism office director Cathy Ritter. “With attendees representing more than 70 countries around the globe, we wanted to make it clear they can expect a warm welcome across Colorado.”

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The US Travel Association’s IPW is the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the US. It will come to Colorado for the first time in 27 years, giving us all a reason to celebrate this great state. The emoji’s, now live in the Apple and Google Play app stores, features landmarks such as Red Rocks, the iconic “Welcome to Colorful Colorado” sign and Denver’s big blue bear, to name a few.
National travel and tourism week unites communities across the country to celebrate what travel means to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being. Here in Colorado, travel employs a diverse workforce, from airline and hotel employees to restaurant, attraction and retail workers and supports construction, manufacturing and finance. In 2016 alone Colorado welcomed 82.4 million visitors and the numbers have only continued to increase since. Those of us who call Colorado home understand the unmatched beauty that embodies our state. And now, you can share that beauty through something as simple as an emoji.
Denver rtd light rail, Kyle Cooper, 303 Magazine, Blue Bear, Lawrence Argent

The Big Blue Bear. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

To download the Colorado emoji keyboard go to the Apple or Google links here.