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BIG WYO Award Nominations Now Being Accepted!

Each year the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association is proud to present the BIG WYO Award to a private sector individual who has done an out standing job promoting hospitality & tourism for the State of Wyoming.  Read More »

WTIC Meets With Wyoming Dept. Of Revenue

This month, members of the Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition met with the Wyoming Dept. of Revenue Director, Dan Noble and Kim Lovett, Administrator of the Excise Tax Division, to discuss several important lodging tax related issues. Read More »

Legislative Update

As the 2016 interim winds down and we get closer to the 2017 legislative general session, a handful of impactful bills have been the focus on some of the standing legislative committees. Click below to learn more about the legislative issues that your association is closely monitoring or in some instances taking a position on. Read More »

Wyoming Office of Tourism Board Opening

Applications for the Wyoming Office Tourism Board are now being accepted! If you are interested please submit your application by November 30, 2016. Read More »

Tax Matrix for Hospitality Industry - Frequently Asked Tax Questions

The hospitality industry faces some unique challenges when it comes to the application of Wyoming sales and lodging taxes. This publication addresses many of the most commonly asked questions that arise in the industry. The WLRA frequently receives tax related inquiries from the industry and many of the questions can be found in this updated version of the hospitality tax matrix found here.  Read More »

University of Wyoming Considers Tourism Related Degree

The 2016 Fall Hospitality and Tourism Summit took place last month at the beautiful Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. The closing session hosted Steve Farkas-Assistant Dean for UW's College of Business along with Jessica Western-Ph.D. and Reilly Dibner-both from UW's Haub School of Environmental and Natural Resources, facilitating a discussion with approximately 80 hospitality industry leaders from across the state.  Read More »

A Bill That's Good for Travelers, Their Wallets and Our Economy

Our nation's airports need help, but the current aviation infrastructure funding system provides little flexibility to make things any better. Thankfully, a solution resides in a bill introduced by Reps. David Jolly (R-Fla.), Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.). Anyone who has sat on the tarmac for hours, navigated a crowded, crumbling terminal or languished in long TSA lines knows that our nation's airports need help. What to do? Read More »

Become a Partner Today!

The 7th Annual Governor's Hospitality & Tourism Conference is quickly approaching! Reserve your booth space and become a sponsor today!  Read More »