Wyoming's travel industry continues to grow

Cheyenne, WYO. (KGWN) - Governor Matt Mead signed a proclamation at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, designating May 6-12 National Travel and Tourism Week in Wyoming.

Now a new report says this industry is making a difference in jobs and revenue across the state.

Governor Matt Mead says, “The state as a whole has had some revenue challenges. As I look at this industry, it just seems like the can-do engine, despite anything, keeps chugging along.”

Even with challenges, spending by visitors reached more than 3.5 billion dollars in 2017, and that's nearly a nine percent increase from 2016.

From our botanic gardens to our national parks, we have so many attractions, and that's why people want to visit Wyoming.

Our state welcomed 8.7 million overnight visitors last year, supporting more than 32-thousand jobs.

The Fly Your Wy campaign is still going on. Residents are encouraged to take pictures with That's Wy flags at favorite Wyoming locations.

Share them to social media with the hashtags #ThatsWy and #FlyYourWy. This is helping to let tourists know about our home.

That's Wy flags can be picked up at visitors centers.