JACKSON, Wyo. — The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce shared business insights for Dec. 1 through Dec. 31 this morning, Jan. 26.
The Chamber shared information related to visitation, lodging tax collection and sales and use tax collections.
According to the data, December 2021 visitation in Grand Teton National Park was down 15.6% compared to 2020 while visitation to Yellowstone National Park was up 31.7% for the same timeframe.
Lodging occupancy was down just .5% compared to December 2020 but the next six months are expected to increase by 23.2% compared to 2020.
On average monthly lodging tax collections total $515,827. So far for 2021/2022, $3,837,811 has been collected by the Teton County lodging tax. For the fiscal year 2020/2021 a total of $3,838,027 was collected. Lodging tax collection data lags two months in reporting so data is only currently available up until October 2021. The fiscal year begins in July.