So, recently I have had the problem of Colorado towns/venues being interested in providing accommodations and itineraries, but only if I have an assignment from a publication or some other entity that guarantees they will be getting press. Apparently a blog with a readership of hundreds isn’t good enough. So, the problem I now face is getting magazines or the Colorado Tourism board to even respond to my queries. It seems they have a lock on travel writing in the state. And like most things associated with the state, (including my day job) they don’t seem exactly motivated to answer emails. Any suggestions? Tips? Tricks?