- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Office of Tourism is facing another round of budget cuts that will impact its work to attract more visitors to the state.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2aBtHSe) that the office cut about $2 million from its 2017-18 biennial budget, with a majority of those funds designated for advertising. The loss in funds will result in a smaller summer advertising campaign and could eliminate the office’s winter campaign.

The cuts follow a record year for tourism in the state last year with 10.5 million visitors.

A 2015 report from tourism officials says for every $1 they spent in advertising, visitors spent more than $200.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com



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