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Wyoming named top travel destination by ‘Travel + Leisure’ and ‘Afar’ | Local News

CHEYENNE – Vast open spaces, breathtaking landscapes and western charm are just a few reasons Wyoming has been recognized as one of the 50 best places to travel in 2021 by “Travel + Leisure” and a top North American destination in AFAR’s “Where We’ll Go in 2021 – When We Can.”

With Wyoming’s innate social distancing, iconic road trips and destinations drawing traveler consideration, the Cowboy State topped this year’s must-visit lists. The January issue of AFAR featured Grand Teton National Park, while the annual list from “Travel + Leisure” highlighted Wyoming’s western and outdoor attractions including the

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Rolex 24 at Daytona fails to boost local hotel occupancy due to COVID

DAYTONA BEACH — With limited attendance at Daytona International Speedway due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Rolex 24 At Daytona failed to deliver the typical boost in occupancy and rates, according to many Volusia County hoteliers.

“It was completely down, nothing that compared with past years,” said Bob Davis, president and CEO of the Lodging & Hospitality Association of Volusia County. “As far as the race, as expected, there was a limited amount of people in the stands, so we were down considerably in rooms.”

This past weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, which hosted around 40,000 spectators last year,

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