Tourism Rebounds In WI

Spending on tourism in Wisconsin increased in September – the first time that’s happened in more than a year.

Governor Evers’ office says monthly tourism spending grew in September for the first time since a record-setting year in 2019.

Evers credits much of the bounce-back to more than 200-million dollars in federal recovery funding. Tourism spending plummeted more than 20-percent during the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

The Department of Tourism still expects this year’s revenues to be lower compared to 2019, but there are signs for future growth.