Bank, chamber of commerce and college travel planners can kick off spring 2020 by taking a trip to beautiful, rugged and surprising Cheyenne, Wyoming, March 22-24 for the next Select Traveler Conference. Delegates will experience a lot of history and see some fascinating people and places in Wyoming’s capital city. The conference will be held at the Little America Hotel and Resort.
“I can sit and talk to someone for six to 12 minutes about what we have to offer in Cheyenne, but people really need to experience it for themselves,” said Jim Walter, who works for Visit Cheyenne. “We are more than just that square-sized state out west on a map. We are excited to have people come to market so we can meet them and show it all off.”
On the Saturday afternoon before the conference, Visit Cheyenne will be offering several different options for people to consider. Every day during the summer, the CVB runs a Wild West history trolley tour, but a special trip has been arranged for this day in March. People can hop on a trolley and get a good overview of the downtown sites, including the history museums and the botanical gardens.
That evening, all attendees are invited to a reception where the CVB will have some of its local destination providers available for them to talk to about travel ideas.
Visit Cheyenne does not plan to stage a postconference FAM tour. However, the Wyoming Office of Tourism is discussing the possibility of a postconference FAM that might include such nearby destinations as Casper and Gillette, Wyoming, in order to showcase those areas of the state.
The opening night’s entertainment is always a highlight of any Select Traveler Conference, and Cheyenne won’t disappoint. “We’re going to have a lot of fun and get Western,” said Walter. An exciting and colorful rodeo will be staged including cowboys and cowgirls, roping events, barrel racing and rough-and-tumble bull riding. It will take place inside the new events center at the fairgrounds in nearby Archer.
On one end of the arena will be the rodeo. On the other end will be space where people can try some of the events themselves and even learn to line dance. “It’s a night of Western entertainment, so bring your boots,” Walter said.