County sees increase in visitation

A lodging study commissioned by the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism reveals leisure visitation increased by 5 percent.

According to a media release from the organization, the study measures if visitors to the area come for work or vacation.

Leisure visitation has increased from 24 percent in 2016 to 29 percent in 2018. According to the release, the boost in leisure occupancy has helped offset fluctuation in occupancy from the energy sector.

At the Green River Chamber of Commerce, the increased visitation has already become apparent according to Lisa Herrera, chamber director.

“We ha...


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