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Read the latest news from the Wyoming Office of Tourism, including marketing initiatives, success stories, and special events.

 

 

Celebrate State Pride on 307 Day

Few places motivate state pride as effectively as Wyoming. From border to border, Wyomingites unify to celebrate the state’s epic landscapes, adventures and community.  

March 7, otherwise known as 307 Day, encourages residents to share their love for Wyoming on social media.  

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Yellowstone’s Rick Hoeninghausen Receives 2019 “Big WYO” Award

February 4, 2019

On behalf of the entire hospitality and tourism industry, the Wyoming Lodging & Restaurant Association and the Wyoming Office of Tourism happily recognized Rick Hoeninghausen as this year’s recipient of the annual “Big WYO” award.  

Rick works as the Director of Sales & Marketing at Xanterra in Yellowstone. Friends, family and industry partners celebrated Rick’s achievement at Tuesday’s “Salute to the Industry Gala” where Governor Mark Gordon presented the award.   

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Wyoming is Calling: Plan Your Next Vacation

January 29, 2019

Today, in celebration of National Plan for Vacation DayWyoming wants to encourage Americans to plan their next vacation to the Cowboy State to explore its history, diverse landscapes and wild west charm.   

According to the U.S. Travel Association, Americans continue to leave vacation days unused each year. In fact, more than 705 million vacation days went unused in 2018.

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WYOMING NAMED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES “52 PLACES TO GO IN 2019”

January 10, 2019

Women’s empowerment and western charm led to Wyoming’s recognition as one of the top destinations to visit in The New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2019” The announcement comes shortly after the Wyoming Office of Tourism kicks off its “Year of Wyoming Women,” as the state celebrates the 150th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.

Ranked as the 40th destination in the world, The New York Times specifically highlighted Wyoming’s 150thanniversary of Women’s Suffrage as a reason to spend time in the state.

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Federal Government Shutdown Impacts Wyoming Sites

December 22, 2018

Wyoming Officials have announced a partial federal government shutdown, which includes the closure and/or limited services of federal sites, parks and landmarks throughout Wyoming.

In Wyoming, the federal government shutdown interrupts national parks, national recreation areas and natural historic sites, particularly when it comes to access, services, emergency personnel and ranger-led tours. While the shutdown is closing some national parks, recreation areas and historic sites (and affiliated visitor centers, restrooms, etc.), Yellow Stone National Park and Grand Teton National Park remain open.

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WYOMING DECLARES 2019 THE “YEAR OF WYOMING WOMEN” AS IT CELEBRATES 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE

December 10, 2018

Ahead of the new year, the Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) today announced 2019 as the “Year of Wyoming Women,” as the state prepares to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. On December 10, 1869, Wyoming territory passed the first law in United States history granting women the right to vote and hold public office – more than 50 years prior to the U.S. ratification of the 19th amendment.

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WESTERN WINTER ESCAPE: DISCOVER ADVENTURE AND UNIQUE SNOW SPORTS IN WYOMING

November 15, 2018

As the weather cools down, Wyoming wants to inspire travelers to experience the state’s long, snowy season and discover its many recreational opportunities. From award-winning and family-friendly ski resorts to miles of scenic snowshoeing trails to fat biking, the Cowboy State is a wonderland for all winter enthusiasts.

U.S. CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE TO MAKE STOPS IN WYOMING

November 6, 2018

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour will have two designated stops in Wyoming this November. As the tree makes its way from Willamette National Forest in Oregon to the Capitol in Washington, D.C., it will make stops at Ft. Bridger State Historic Site in Fort Bridger and the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie.

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GOVERNOR’S HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM CONFERENCE COMING TO CHEYENNE: WYOMING’S TRAVEL, TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY GATHERS IN THE CAPITAL CITY FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

February 15, 2018

Nearly 300 representatives from Wyoming’s second-largest industry will gather in Cheyenne, Wyoming, later this month for the 2018 Wyoming Governor’s Conference on Hospitality and Tourism. The annual event, hosted by the Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) and Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association (WLRA), will be held at Little America Hotel & Resort February 26 – 27.

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WYOMING OFFICE OF TOURISM TAKES HOME MERCURY AWARD AT ESTO

September 7, 2017

The Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) was recently awarded a Mercury Award from the National Council of State Tourism Directors during the U.S. Travel Association’s annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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