Wisconsin outpaces travel spending national average 24 months in a row

MADISON (WKBT) – Governor Tony Evers announced Wednesday that Wisconsin outpaced the national average on travel spending for two straight years.

The governor, along with Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary-designee Anne Sayers, cited data from the US Travel Association’s Travel Recovery Insights report showing that Wisconsin has outpaced the national travel spending average for each of the past 24 months. Evers sees that as a win for Wisconsin travel and tourism.

“Tourism plays a critically important role in our state’s economy, and that’s why we’ve directed more than $ 200 million to support our tourism economy and industries — today, it’s clear our work is paying off,” Governor Evers said.

According to Evers, Wisconsin fared better in than Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois in the Midwest and and five others across the country including California and Hawaii.

As a part of National Travel and Tourism Week, Evers recently made a stop in La Crosse Tuesday, touting Wisconsin tourism.

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