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Increase in Tourism in Cody

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CODY, Wyo. -

Cody may be seeing more visitors than usual as tourist flock to attractions in Park County and the surrounding areas.

Cody Country Chamber of Commerce reports the Visitor Center has more than doubled their ticket sales compared to last year. The Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Scott Balyo believes it's because people are more confident about the economy and because of improvements made at the Visitor's Center.

"Here at the Chamber, we sell tickets for a lot of attractions. The trolley, the rodeo, the museum, and we've doubled our sales from last year. We put some new training and customer service things in place, new marketing that we're doing, and it's paying off. But we're also seeing an enthusiasm from our guest, wanting things to do in the area, wanting to stay longer, and experience everything that the Cody Yellowstone area has to offer," said Balyo.

Claudia Wade, Marketing Director for the Park County Travel Council says she doesn't believe there are much more people in town from previous years, rather the visitors have more money to spend during their travel time.