National Travel and Tourism Week | Big Horn Basin Media

National Travel and Tourism Week

Written by on May 6, 2019

This week, the entire state focuses on the travel industry, as Governor Mark Gordon has signed a proclamation designating May 5th through the 11th as National Travel and Tourism Week in Wyoming.

Lisa Constantine is the director of the Cody Visitor Center. She says the benefits of the travel industry go far beyond the people who work in that specific field.

According to the Wyoming Department of Tourism, Wyoming welcomed 8.9 million overnight visitors in 2018, and between domestic and international visitors, almost $3.8 billion dollars were brought into the state through tourism-related spending. That was a 6.8 percent increase over the previous year.

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