Tourism and hospitality play a vital role to Wyoming's economy; Governor's Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Feb. 21-23

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - The Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) along with the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association (WLRA) and the Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition (WTIC) will be hosting the Wyoming Governor’s Conference on Hospitality and Tourism at Little America in Cheyenne. This conference will bring together over 400 representatives of the travel industry to celebrate the successes that occurred in 2015 and discuss how to improve the work being done as the 2016 travel season approaches. This year’s conference theme, ‘Celebrating a Century of Park Adventures,’ will focus on the 100th anniversary of the national parks and how the industry can best leverage this monumental occasion. [image: 0 (2).jpeg] Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from speakers that are experts in their fields that directly relate to travel and tourism. Guest speakers include: James Hagen, Shaun MacGillivray, Neil Mortine, George Zimmerman, Peter Sherman and Jay Hart among several representatives from Wyoming’s national and state parks. This conference also allows folks in the industry to connect with other like-minded individuals, network with their peers and come together to convey their thoughts to state legislators. “As Wyoming’s second largest industry, tourism and hospitality play a vital role to our state’s economy. This conference presents the best opportunity for industry leaders to connect with legislators during the 2016 budget session.” said WLRA Executive Director Chris Brown. The Governor’s Conference is a great opportunity for our industry partners to come together and learn from one another. It’s a chance to gain great insight on new trends and set a course for the year ahead,” said Diane Shober, Executive Director of the Wyoming Office of Tourism. “It’s also a time to see friends and colleagues and celebrate our accomplishments and prepare for the ones to come,” she added. The conference will take place February 21st – 23rd at Little America in Cheyenne. People interested in attending can register on the official website . Follow what is happening at the conference on Twitter by using the hashtag #WyGovCon. [image: 0 (3).jpeg] [image: 0.jpeg] #shortgo #county10 #buckrail #springcity #reboot #dally #county17 #oilcity #news #sponsored #whatshappening *Photos courtesy of the Wyoming Governor's Hospitality & Tourism Conference 2015 / Pitchengine Communities*