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Coronavirus Impact on the Tourism Industry

To find updated information on how Coronavirus is affecting the travel & tourism industry, please click here.

For the latest Longwoods International data, click here.

See the Coronavirus impact on the Wisconsin Restaurant industry here.

If you are in need of PPE, the WEDC has a list of suppliers here.

Grant applications are currently open for the following grants targeting the tourism industry in Wisconsin:
 

  • COVID-19 Movie Theater Grant Program: Grants totaling up to $10 million available.
    • Application deadline: October 26, 2:00pm
    • Aids Wisconsin movie theater owners and operators whose operations have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Grant details and application are available here.
  • COVID-19 Lodging Property Grant Program: Grants totaling up to $20 million available.
    • Application deadline: October 26, 2:00pm
    • Support Wisconsin hotel and lodging facility owners whose businesses have been affected by COVID-19. Grant details and application are available here.
  • COVID-19 Live Music and Entertainment Venue Grant Program: Grants totaling up to $15 million available.
    • Application deadline: October 28, 2:00pm
    • Assists Wisconsin’s live music and entertainment venues and operators whose operations have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Grant details and application are available here.
  • COVID-19 We’re All In Small Business Grants: An additional $50 million now available.
    • Applications will be accepted between 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 19 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 2.
    • Helps small businesses get back on their feet as they re-emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and prioritizes businesses most impacted by the pandemic including restaurants and taverns. Grant details and application are available here.