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Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages visit Wyoming, even in remote areas like the Indian Bathtubs near Encampment. The Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association is working to find a reliable source of funding for the Wyomign Office of Tourism apart from the state’s general fund. Carrie Haderlie photo

Wyoming ranks 29th for promotional spending on its visitor economy.

Efforts to fund the Wyoming Office of Tourism through a statewide lodging tax failed in the 2019 legislative session. But the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association still hopes to one day find a reliable funding mechanism for the department outside of the state’s general fund, and more closely matched to spending in surrounding states.

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