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Industry Meets with Governor Mead to Promote Tourism

Earlier this month WTIC President Aaron McCreight, along with John Johnson, Renee Middleton and industry advocates Chris Brown and Barbara Stafford met with Governor Mead to support the Wyoming Office of Tourism 2015-2016 bi-ennium budget request.  Read More »

REACH Award Nominations due January 15

The REACH awards are a chance to highlight people and organizations who have done exceptional work in the hospitality and tourism industry. The four nomination categories include Customer Service Employee of the Year; Customer Service Organization of the Year; Industry Partner of the Year; and Destination/Attraction of the Year.  Read More »

Wyoming Office of Tourism Board of Directors Openings

The Wyoming Tourism Board is the leading proponent of the state’s tourism/hospitality industry. The Board provides governance and policy oversight for the state Office of Tourism. Applications for the Wyoming Tourism Board Due by December 31, 2013.
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Rawlins Recognized as "Affiliated Tourism Community”

A healthy tourism economy contributes to business sustainability and strengthens the industry’s job and income generation capacity. In order to achieve this goal, WOT has partnered with the Wyoming Rural Development Council (WRDC) to develop the Certified Tourism Community (CTC) Program.  Read More »

Thanksgiving Travel:
Making Comeback from Recession Dip

More Americans are expected to travel this year to celebrate Thanksgiving, according to reports from multiple travel associations. The number of cars on the highway, airline passengers, and train and bus passengers are all expected to increase during the most heavily trafficked days on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday afterward.  Read More »

Yellowstone to Launch New Evaluation of Winter Use

Now that the permanent winter use plan is in place, Yellowstone National Park officials have announced the logical next step: to establish a means to measure the impacts of winter use and to work with interested stakeholders to utilize that information in tweaking the winter use plan.  Read More »

Travel Companies Should Pay More Tax, State Says

The state attorney general's office is asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that would force online travel companies to pay more in taxes. Lawyers for the state recently filed documents saying the companies should collect and remit taxes on the full amount of retail lodging sales.  Read More»

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