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Shelley Simonton was a Friend of Hospitality & Tourism

After an 18-month battle with Melanoma, Shelley Simonton, former Director of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities passed away in her home last week at the age of 49. Shelley cared deeply about Wyoming tourism and hospitality and forged many lasting friendships within our industry. She was a consummate professional and as genuine as they come. Shelley never hesitated in partnering with the WTIC on issues impactful to our industry and she will be missed dearly by so many that were fortunate to call her friend. Read More »

WTIC May 2017 Legislative Update

The WTIC is actively involved at both the state and federal level on all legislative items impacting Wyoming’s hospitality and tourism industry. As congress considers President Trump’s proposed budget and as the 2018 Wyoming Legislative Budget Session approached, your association will continue to be fully engaged in protecting Wyoming’s second largest industry. Read More »

Save the Dates!

The Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition and Restaurant has set dates for the 2017 Hospitality and Tourism Fall Summit and the 2017 WLRA Golf Annual Classic. Read More »

Free Service Animal Webinar

The WLRA worked with Representative Landon Brown and several other groups during the 2017 legislative general session to pass HB 114- Service Animals. Beginning July 1, 2017 in Wyoming it is a misdemeanor crime punishable with a fine of up to $750.00 for falsely impersonating a service animal. Read More »

US Travel - Call to Action for Brand USA!

I'm sure you've heard by now the latest from Washington on a key priority of the travel and tourism industry - President Trump's proposed federal budget will eliminate the U.S.'s investment in Brand USA, the international travel marketing arm of the United States. Read More »

H2b Work Visa Cap Relief

Late last month, Congressional negotiators reached a bipartisan agreement on a bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2017. As part of that agreement, the legislative text contains much needed H-2B cap relief. Read More »

Don't Expect Airbnb, VRBO to Collect Taxes for you

For several months, we believed that Airbnb and the State of Wyoming would reach a deal by which Airbnb would collect taxes on behalf of Wyoming property owners. It has recently come to our attention that this will not be in effect in time for the Wind River Eclipse. As a result, you are responsible for collecting lodging and sales taxes for rentals if you use Airbnb.  Read More »

Wind River Partners with Wyoming Office of Tourism

Wyoming’s Wind River Country will welcome a selected adventurer and tiny house for 12 days in July through a partnership with the Wyoming Office of Tourism on its upcoming “Call of the WY” promotion. Read More »