The COVID-19 pandemic caused economic hardships throughout the travel and tourism industry.
According to a report, The Economic Impact of Travel in Wyoming, prepared by Dean Runyan Associates, U.S. travel spending declined an estimated 36% in 2020. The Wyoming travel industry fared better than most, experiencing an estimated decline of 23% in travel spending.
While appearing on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse, Sheridan Travel & Tourism Executive Director Shawn Parker said the revenue from tourism dropped off but Sheridan was spared the revenue losses experienced by other counties in the state largely thanks to travelers staying in Sheridan for longer durations of time.
According to Parker, although Sheridan County took a financial hit, it is on the rebound. Another reason the county made it through the pandemic with a better tourism revenue situation than many neighboring counties was due to the clientele the local industry caters to in the Sheridan area.
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