Wyoming Travel and Tourism Week begins Saturday, especially in the five pilot communities chosen to host festivities, including Buffalo.
The week kicks off in Buffal with open houses, guided tours, refreshments and fun at two local museums, and the opportunity for individuals and local businesses to win some free stuff.
Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Director Angela Jarvis explains.
The fun continues on Monday as Jarvis and her staff will be delivering cookies to businesses as a thank-you for their efforts to keep tourism vital in Buffalo. The cookies were donated by the Buffalo Senior Center, elected officials and from chamber members and employees.
Tuesday, May 10 is the main day, Jarvis said, as a reception will be held at the Bozeman Trail Steakhouse. Local REACH (Rare and Exceptional Achievements for Customer Service and Hospitality) will be presented. Be sure to check out the chamber's website link www.buffalowyo.com/reach-polls and vote for your favorite local hospitable persons and businesses. The mayor will make a proclamation at the reception, and State Travel and Tourism Director Diane Schober will give a presentation. Students from Buffalo High School have put together a powerpoint presentation to promote Buffalo, and they will be shown at the reception Tuesday. The favorite will be chosen and prizes awarded to the winning group of kids.
If you wear red on Tuesday and cowboy gear on Friday, secret shoppers will be checking around town to see who's dressed up and will award prizes as well.
The goal of National Travel and Tourism Week is to create a greater appreciation of travel and tourism's impact on the economy and the 10 million workers nationwide whose jobs depend on travel and tourism.