Tourism Works: The Economic Impact on Fremont County
Travelers spent over $125 million in Wyoming’s Wind River Country/Fremont County in 2016. Every overnight stay, every stop at a gas station, every meal, every wander through a gallery or museum in Fremont County benefits the community in the form of spending, job creation, and tax collections.
- Direct travel spending in the county totaled $125.3 million last year.
- Employees of Fremont County’s travel and tourism industry earned $44.4 million in 2016.
- Travel generated $1.5 million in local tax receipts in 2016.
How can you be an ambassador? Tell people about the Seven Driving Tours maps produced by the Wind River Visitors Council, available at all county chambers of commerce.
About the Wind River Visitors Council
The Wind River Visitors Council’s mission is to stimulate tourism by increasing awareness of, and encouraging visitation to, the unique destinations, activities and events in Fremont County/Wind River Country, Wyoming. The Wind River Visitors Council (WRVC) is a Lodging Tax Board responsible for promoting the travel and tourism industry in Fremont County through expenditures of the lodging tax. WRVC Board members represent our communities and the county and are appointed by local City Councils and the Fremont County Commissioners. Learn more at windriver.org.