Articles tagged “wyoming”

Wyoming Considers a Tourism Tax to Pay for Its Destination Marketing

Wyoming Considers a Tourism Tax to Pay for Its Destination Marketing

Bob Moen, Associated Press

It theoretically makes sense to have a one percent tax rise on typical tourist expenses to allow Wyoming to boost its annual destination marketing budget to around $17 million. But the plan will only work if the money is budgeted effectively.

6 days ago

Solar Eclipse Set Tourism Record in Grand Teton National Park

Solar Eclipse Set Tourism Record in Grand Teton National Park

Bob Moen, Associated Press

If you eclipse it, they will come. And that's what they did as Grand Teton National Park set a visitor record for the great solar eclipse. Spending was assuredly up, but will there be any lingering benefits?

3 months ago

Chinese Tourists Seeking Out the Wild West Are Heading to Wyoming

Chinese Tourists Seeking Out the Wild West Are Heading to Wyoming

Lew Freedman, Associated Press

Chinese tourists aren't just drawn to the big coastal cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, or New York, anymore. It's good news for U.S. destinations hoping to draw more of the world's largest traveler market.

3 months ago

Wyoming Looks to Eclipse Tourism for a Bump This Summer

Wyoming Looks to Eclipse Tourism for a Bump This Summer

Bob Moen, Associated Press

It's a short window to capture visitors, so Wyoming will need to use the eclipse news peg as a way to remind potential tourists why Wyoming is great any time of the year.

6 months ago

Visitors Flock to Wyoming, But Budget Cuts Could Hurt Tourism Numbers

Visitors Flock to Wyoming, But Budget Cuts Could Hurt Tourism Numbers

Bob Moen, Associated Press

Wyoming sees some incredible returns on its investments in promoting tourism right now. But, as with any state-run entity, budget cuts could put a huge hamper on its efforts to grow visitor numbers. It's a struggle many tourism agencies are facing across the U.S.

1 year ago

Wyoming Had a Record Year for Tourism in 2015

Wyoming Had a Record Year for Tourism in 2015

Bob Moen, Associated Press

Cheap fuel will help destinations across the U.S. see record numbers in 2016, too, as people pack their cars and road trip around the country.

2 years ago

2015 Looks To Be Another Good Year For Wyoming Tourism

2015 Looks To Be Another Good Year For Wyoming Tourism

Bob Moen, Associated Press

With revenues plummeting in Wyoming's mining industry, the state is focusing on tourism to generate new tax dollars.

2 years ago

Wyoming Politicians Try to Lure Tourists to State Capitol

Wyoming Politicians Try to Lure Tourists to State Capitol

Associated Press

Three years and $300 million is a lot to invest in a capitol building that will only be of interest to a very select group of visitors.

2 years ago

Wyoming Tourism Partners With Pixar for ‘Good Dinosaur’ Tie-In

Wyoming Tourism Partners With Pixar for ‘Good Dinosaur’ Tie-In

Associated Press

Smart move by Wyoming to seize on the opportunity.

2 years ago

Wyoming Has an Old Nuclear Launch Site It Wants Tourists to See

Tom Dixon, Associated Press

Cold War tourism is an untapped subject that can give smaller sites modest gains and unique selling points they'd otherwise find hard to do.

3 years ago

Wyoming Reports a Record Year for Tourism in 2014

Wyoming Reports a Record Year for Tourism in 2014

Bob Moen, Associated Press

Many destinations are having record years for tourism, and considering fuel prices in the U.S. in 2015, we expect this year will be even better.

3 years ago

Jackson Hole’s Multi-Year Strategy to Lure Chinese Tourists Is Starting to Pay Off

Jackson Hole’s Multi-Year Strategy to Lure Chinese Tourists Is Starting to Pay Off

Associated Press

There was already interest in Jackson Hole and its nearby parks, but the community's combined efforts to make the market more hospitable to the Chinese visitor made things much better.

3 years ago