April 3, 2024—Casper, Wyoming—Visit Casper is delighted to share that Wayne Stewart, the organization’s Director of Marketing & Communications, has been named as one of Destination International’s 30 Under 30 recipients for 2024.

“Wayne is one of the tourism industry’s brightest up and coming leaders,” said Tyler Daugherty, CEO of Visit Casper. “His love for Casper, this industry and small business shines through in the work he does. He’s strategic and thoughtful, and we’re thrilled he’s part of the Visit Casper team.”

As the Director of Marketing & Communications at Visit Casper, Stewart oversees all local, regional, national and international marketing initiatives, including print and digital advertising, marketing co-ops, public relations, social media, website, e-newsletter marketing and more.

“I’m looking forward to spending this year continuing my education and growing through leadership opportunities,” said Stewart. “The impact of travel and tourism is felt far and wide, especially here in Wyoming and I welcome the opportunity to help move the industry in Casper forward.”

Destinations International is committed to investing and preparing the leaders of tomorrow and developing future industry leaders that represent a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives. Each year, 30 individuals under the age of 30 are selected to gain valuable industry networking opportunities and increased thought leadership throughout the year. This year’s honorees hail from 30 unique destinations across four countries and were selected from a competitive pool of 96 applicants. The full list of this year’s receipts is available here.

“The 30 Under 30 program remains critical to our organization’s vision and mission,” said Don Welsh, President and CEO of Destinations International. “As our industry moves toward recovery, we are especially excited to announce these young professionals as they are the future of the travel and tourism industry.”

Now in its 14th year, the 30 Under 30 program is supported by founding program partner, SearchWide Global and sponsored by Fired Up! Culture and IMEX. For more information on the 30 Under 30 Program and the 2024 30 Under 30 class, please visit destinationsinternational.org/general-information/30-under-30.

Learn more about Destinations International at DestinationsInternational.org and Visit Casper at VisitCasper.com.

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About Visit Casper  

Visit Casper is the official destination management organization for Natrona County and is dedicated to enhancing the county’s economic base through tourism. Casper is Wyoming’s second-largest city and is known for world-class fly-fishing on the North Platte River; is the annual host for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR); and has been named one of the top mountain towns in the country by Men’s Journal. More information can be found at www.VisitCasper.com. You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter or discover images and content with #VisitCasper. 

About the Destinations International Foundation

Destinations International is the world’s largest and most reliable resource for destination organizations. In short – DI educates, equips, and empowers our members to grow the success of their destinations and to excel professionally. Membership grants access to a wealth of important industry resources, educational opportunities, and exclusive benefits.

About Destinations International:

Destinations International is the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism boards. Destinations International is about serving destination marketing professionals first and foremost. Together with more than 6,500 members and partners from over 650 destinations in approximately 13 countries, Destinations International represents a powerful forward-thinking, collaborative association that exchanges bold ideas, connects innovative people and elevates tourism to its highest potential.