Front Line Workers Are Key in Wyoming’s Tourism Success
Written by wendycorr on May 8, 2019
$2.5 trillion dollars was generated from travel and tourism nationwide last year.
That’s according to numbers compiled by the U.S. Travel Association, which notes that $418 million of that was spent in Park County alone. And National Travel and Tourism Week celebrates the importance of those dollars, and those visitors, to our local economy.
Rebekah Burns, the visitor center coordinator for the Powell Visitor Center, Powell Chamber, and Powell Economic Partnership, says that in their community, National Travel and Tourism Week is an opportunity to say thank you to the people who are on the front lines, providing excellent service to the visitors that come through Park County.
Burns points out that a recent study reported that over 65% of travelers still rely on word-of-mouth to make decisions about travel destinations – and that means that the people on the front lines have a huge impact on the success of the tourism industry in their towns.
In 2018, Park County hosted one million, one hundred fifty-two thousand overnight visitors, and almost 4400 jobs in the county exist because of tourism.