Occupancy and revenues for western resorts fell in December due to snow fall and school vacation schedules. Lodging projections through the end of the ski season look soft and it likely won’t turn around without the white stuff falling from the sky. Carolyn Murray has this:
Utah’s Office of Tourism and Film has 3.4 million dollars to allocate to local marketing efforts around the state. Summit and Wasatch counties will receive some of these cooperative marketing funds. Carolyn Murray has more:
Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and City Council announced today the city will purchase just over 5 acres in the Bonanza Park area for $19.5 million. The site will be home to the Park City Arts and Culture District that will include new homes for the Kimball Art Center and Sundance Institute. Leslie Thatcher has more.
Ski Utah announces an all-time record in skier days, skier spending and ski tax revenues. Across the board, it’s a banner year for Utah’s Ski Industry. Carolyn Murray has more on this closing, year-end press conference.
There's good news for Utah's tourism industry out of this year's legislative session - which committed $15 million to promoting the state. In addition, those funds could continue to grow each year. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
Leigh Von Der Esch has retired as head of the Utah Office of Tourism. That caps off a 28-year career in the public sector, promoting Utah’s Greatest Snow on Earth and its movie industry, which has often focused on the Park City area. Rick Brough has more.