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It’s a Wrap: 2023 Fall Summit

Thank you to those who attended last week’s Fall Summit amidst the beautiful backdrop of Yellowstone National Park. From new Google trends to maximizing strategic plans, Fall Summit served as the premier event for hospitality and tourism professionals to generate innovative solutions and network with colleagues.

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Tim O’Leary is this year’s BIG WYO Award Winner

During Thursday’s exceptional dinner, the Wyoming Hospitality and Travel Coalition (WHTC) proudly announce this year’s recipient of the annual BIG WYO Award: Tim O’Leary. As the Chief Financial Officer of Blair Hotels, Tim has dedicated a lifetime of service and commitment to growing Wyoming’s hospitality and tourism industry. Congratulations, Tim on the well-deserved honor. Each year WHTC presents the BIG WYO Award to a private sector individual who has done an outstanding job promoting hospitality and tourism for the State of Wyoming.
Familiarization Tour group at Devils Tower.
Icelandair and WebBeds familiarization tour
In the first week of October, WOT hosted nine tour operators, along with two corporate representatives from Icelandair and WebBeds, as well as our full-time in-market representative from Scandinavia. The group, full of mostly first-time Wyoming visitors, had the opportunity to experience Devils Tower National Monument and the towns of Buffalo, Casper, Saratoga, Laramie and Cheyenne. Each destination simply wowed the participants with, not only their unique attractions, but also the investment of local board members and destination staff as they toured the group around. The tour resulted in countless social shares across several platforms and will help the development of Wyoming product in the Scandinavian market.
Pet Influencer spotlight
Bark to the Wild West: Influencers Spotlight Pet-Friendly Wyoming

In September, WOT rolled out the red carpet for a dynamic duo of influencers, Emma + Joey Menkes, alongside the adventurous Andrew Muse (as featured on the sensational Wildly Wyoming). Each trip was set to showcase Wyoming as the ultimate pet-friendly destination. With their trusty four-legged companions in tow, Andrew and the Menkes
embarked on a series of breathtaking autumn escapades, including scenic hikes, serene paddleboarding outings, and unforgettable camping excursions in the scenic locales of Casper, Alcova, Fossil Butte, Pinedale and beyond. Each influencer will continue to post their adventures on Instagram in the coming months.
Chasing Wyoming's Fall Palette: A Stunning Photoshoot in the Shoulder Season

This past month, WOT captured a stunning array of autumn scenes from Jackson, Cody and Pinedale. These diverse shoots showcase vibrant fall colors through hiking and mountain biking adventures to ATVing in the great outdoors. You can preview the production here (link will expire after one week) or download the full gallery through Wyoming’s Media Library. As a partner, you can use the WOT’s extensive collection of creative assets for your marketing and promotional purposes, including still photography, video and logos.
Amy Larsen
Leisure Group Travel: WOT Industry Relations Manager Recognized as an Influential Woman in Travel
Leisure Group Travel magazine recently released its annual Women in Travel issue that celebrates the influential role that women play in the travel industry. Amy Larsen, industry relations manager with the Wyoming Office of Tourism, was one of the “Five Mavens of Group Tourism” who they selected to highlight how they have emerged in the group travel industry and “blossomed into influential women in travel.” Congratulations, Amy, on this well-deserved honor.

Sarah Reed
UWYO Magazine: WOT Global Partnerships Senior Coordinator Featured

Sarah Reed, global partnerships senior coordinator at WOT, is showcased in the fall 2023 edition of UWYO, the University of Wyoming alumni and friend's magazine. The feature includes an image of Sarah holding posters from WOT's Yellowstone 150th Anniversary campaign and emphasizes her status as a UW alumna who is now employed by WOT.
Media & Press Summary: September 2023
Please note the ‘Top Media Placements’ and ‘Earned Media’ include coverage that is a direct result of the Wyoming Office of Tourism’s (WOT) efforts, while “Wyoming in the News” is coverage that cannot be directly tracked back to the PR program.
September 2023
*This includes domestic media coverage only
Reach: 1,450,600,559
Placements: 46
International Year-to-Date Coverage
Reach: 316,619,614
Total Placements: 116
Fiscal Year-to-Date
Reach: 2,834,059,822
Placements: 176
Top Media Placements
Industry Relations Manager
Amy Larsen
Industry Relations Manager
Phone: (307) 777-6706

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