Sweetwater tourism crashed in 2020

Yes, COVID-19 is to blame

Tourism spending in Sweetwater County fell by $87 million in 2020 according to a recent report given by Jenissa Meredith to the Green River City Council.

Meredith, the executive director of the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism, said the decline from 2019 spending is directly attributed to the coronavirus pandemic.

Meredith said prior to the pandemic, money collected from the county’s lodging tax were tracking upwards and though the pandemic hit the industry hard in March 2020, the lodging tax dollars collected were still up from fiscal year 2018-2019. During fiscal year 2019-2020, which en...


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