Sequestration Effect on Wyoming Tourism: Business as Usual
Despite the automatic sequestration, there will be little to no immediate impact on visitors planning their summer vacation to Wyoming. As a unified tourism industry, it is important that we communicate a clear, concise and positive message to our guests and potential visitors. Remember together we can minimize the fall-out caused by negative media attention.
We will provide updates as they become available at www.wyomingofficeoftourism.gov.
This is what we know today:
All national parks, monuments, forests and national recreational areas in Wyoming will be open this summer. Some areas may delay opening or provide reduced visitor services; however, these national attractions will be open to the public. Visit www.nps.gov for more information.
People are inspired by our scenic vistas, wildlife and recreational opportunities which are abundant throughout the state and accessible for everyone’s enjoyment.
Park officials are doing their best to minimize impacts by reducing programs and services that have less impact on visitor and employee safety to the extent possible.
Xanterra Parks & Resorts inside Yellowstone National Park plans to open for the summer season as scheduled. Visit www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com for lodging and activity information.
Grand Teton Lodge Company and Signal Mountain Lodge inside Grand Teton National Park plan to open for the summer season as scheduled. Visit www.gtlc.com and www.signalmountainlodge.com for lodging and activity information.
Devils Tower National Monument is open year-round and will continue to operate their visitor center throughout the summer. More information can be found at www.nps.gov/deto
Wyoming’s National Forests will remain open but may operate with reduced visitor centers, campsites and back country access. Visit the individual websites for more information:
Bighorn National Forest
Bridger-Teton National Forest
Medicine Bow National Forest
Shoshone National Forest
Thunder Basin National Grassland
The gateway cities of Jackson and Cody are open for business year-round and are eager to greet visitors this spring and summer.
When people talk about their trips to Wyoming’s national parks, they tell us it’s something their families have done for generations. It’s where memories have been made and then shared with those closest to them. Remember this when talking with guests. Stay positive and upbeat – everyone deserves to have a worry-free vacation.