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Local tourism saves 2020

With international travel stalled, tourists looked for something closer to home last year

 

January 27, 2021

Mike Armstrong

CCVC CEO Leslie Jefferson is optimistic about the future of tourism in Carbon County.

International tourism took a hit in 2020 as a global pandemic brought travel to a halt and countries issued stay-at-home orders.

In the United States, residents looked for places they could escape to without flying. Wyoming became a destination in the summer for many from out-of-state, although many events were cancelled or reduced in size. Carbon County scaled down many activities it had, but many tourists still came to visit the county due to the great outdoors and recreation opportunities that encouraged social distancing.

Leslie Jefferson, CEO of the Carbon County Visitors Council (CCV...



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