Journey and Tourism corrects numbers reported by Inexperienced River | Folks

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GREEN RIVER — It was reported by town of Inexperienced River Communications Administrator Steve Core that tourism spending in Sweetwater County was down $87 million dollars in 2020 when in comparison with 2019. That quantity is not going to be identified till the Wyoming Workplace of Tourism Dean Runyan report is launched.

It was reported that lodging tax dollars collected had elevated, when in reality they decreased, based on a press launch. Core reported fiscal yr numbers from 18-19 to 19-20 as a substitute of calendar yr numbers. The present fiscal yr doesn’t conclude till June 30.

“Though we did see a 24% lower in native lodging tax collections in 2020 as in comparison with 2019, many areas across the nation fared a lot worse. Wyoming is the perfect vacation spot for individuals to discover safely with their family members and we’re optimistic that this summer season will probably be busier than ever,” mentioned to Jenissa Meredith, the Govt Director of Sweetwater County Journey and Tourism.

“Sweetwater County Journey and Tourism launched a spring and a fall advertising and marketing marketing campaign in 2020 to encourage protected journey to the world. The effectiveness of the promoting that SWCTT positioned across the area generated an financial impression of $73 million to the native financial system from our efforts alone. We can evaluate the general financial impression of Sweetwater County tourism in 2020, as in comparison with 2019, when the 2020 Wyoming Workplace of Tourism Dean Runyan report is launched quickly,” Meredith mentioned.

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