CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Tourism Bureau has launched the second summer of WY Responsibly, a campaign that encourages all travelers to be attentive and travel responsibly.
“Outdoor recreation has become even more popular over the past year with people looking for activities that are naturally socially distant. With our expansive land, Wyoming is an ideal destination for travelers. This summer, we expect more visitors to explore the state, ”said Diane Shober, executive director of the Wyoming Office of Tourism. “As the last bastion of the west, and with nearly 50 percent of the federally designated public land, it is important for visitors and residents to be attentive travelers and work together to keep Wyoming wild and free.”
The WY Responsibly campaign was launched in the summer of 2020 in response to COVID-19 and provides safe travel tips and resources. Like South Dakota Wyoming received high visitor numbers to its national parks, monuments, and forests, as well as state parks and other popular tourist destinations.
10 agencies at national and state level contributed to the three main initiatives of 2021:
- Enjoy natural spaces responsibly: Resources for respecting nature, including camping and trail etiquette, outdoor safety, precautions, and best practices.
- To coexist responsibly: Wildlife respect resources, reports on wildlife interactions, fishing guidelines, and suggestions for gear to prepare for encounters.
- Be part of a responsible community: Resources on Respecting Fellow Travelers and Locals, including updated health guidelines, tips to help local businesses and avoid overcrowding, with recommendations for destinations across the state and on every street.
The 2021 WY Responsibly campaign starts June 1st and includes media investments, social media engagement, an ambassador program. Stickers and patches will be available for visitors at the community’s visitor centers.
Click here More information on the WY Responsibly campaign.
You can share your adventures on social media by using #WYResponsibly and tagging @visitwyoming