Wisconsin tourism spending takes a 30% hit due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Wisconsin tourism officials say the coronavirus pandemic caused a 30% decline in direct spending by tourists in the state in 2020.

However, they are optimistic the industry will rebound this year.

According to the Wisconsin Department of tourism, spending dropped about $4 billion dollars last year to $9.8 billion.

All of Wisconsin’s 72 counties experienced a decline in tourism activity last year compared to 2019.

But officials say the first four months of this year are shaping up to be better.

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