Visit Casper’s Mission
Visit Casper is a driving force that draws visitors to Natrona County in support of our local economy and quality of life.
Why is tourism important?
- Tourism is the second largest industry in Wyoming.
Visitors stimulate the local economy and directly benefit hotels, meeting facilities, attractions, restaurants, cultural institutions, tour companies, transportation providers and countless other local businesses.
In 2017, travel spending in Natrona County by all domestic and international visitors was $293 million.
Natrona County tourism industry supported 2,600 full and part-time jobs, generating $73.3 million in earnings.
How is Visit Casper Funded?
Visit Casper is funded by the 4% lodging tax that is collected when visitors stay in hotels, motels, rental properties and campgrounds in Natrona County. Lodging tax monies are used for advertising and promotion of Natrona County and cannot be used toward capital projects. In Natrona County, the lodging tax has been in place since 1989 and it is voted on by residents every four years. The lodging tax will be on the November 6, 2018 ballot for renewal.
What does Visit Casper do?
Visit Casper is in the business of destination management for Natrona County. In addition to selling the destination to meetings, events, and sports planners, we act as the brand manager for the the Casper area, delivering strategic marketing and advertising to our target markets.
What does this mean for you?
Visitor spending directly effects Natrona County’s economy by generating $14.8 million in local and state tax revenues. Without tourism, each household would have to pay an additional $457 per year to maintain these current revenues.