Last year, the travel and tourism industry directly supported 1,450 jobs in Fremont County, resulting in $48 million in wages. Though 2020 will tell a unique story, the trend in visitor spending from 2000 to 2019 was an 82-percent increase. The travel industry is an essential aspect of the Fremont County economy, and that should be celebrated in light of this year’s unprecedented challenges.
The Wind River Visitors Council (WRVC) is spending this week, National Travel and Tourism Week, celebrating all the individual employees and employers who make up an industry that is so important to Wind River Country.
Even as the WRVC asks travelers to #DreamNowVisitLater, we are celebrating the people who make Wind River Country so special, who continue to show the strength of spirit. The people who work in this industry are the reason Wyoming’s Wind River Country is—and has long been—a loved destination.
2020 will be a challenging year for every industry and every individual in Wyoming. But just as we have found ways to applaud our businesses, friends, and family for their efforts throughout the pandemic, the WRVC encourages our communities to applaud their businesses, friends, and family who are keeping the spirit of travel going for the wellbeing of 1,450 of their neighbors.
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 Joint Powers 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.