Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition E-Newsletter- July 6, 2018




 Industry Considers Statewide Lodging Tax for Alternative Funding

In May of this year board members from the Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition, Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association and Wyoming Tourism Board met to continue industry focused discussion on an alternate funding source for Wyoming’s statewide marketing program. The workgroup made it clear that the 1% leisure and hospitality tax that we have been working on for the past 18 months remains our preferred path forward. Unfortunately, there is not an appetite with the legislature to get it passed at the present time.




Register Now- Alternative Funding for Tourism Webinar-Statewide Lodging Tax

For nearly two years the boards of directors from the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association, the Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition and the Wyoming Tourism Board have worked to find an alternative and more competitive funding source to grow the visitor economy and to get the Wyoming Office of Tourism off of the states general fund.

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WTIC Co-hosts Gubernatorial Panel in Casper

The Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition along with the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association and the Wyoming retail Association co-hosted a gubernatorial candidate panel featuring Mark Gordon, Sam Galeotos, Mary Throne Harriet Hageman, Foster Friess and Taylor Haynes.

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WLRA 9th Annual Golf Classic Save the Date! 

Mark your calender for this special event on Friday September 14, 2018 at the Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club in Jackson, WY!

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Tourism Impacts by County 

Have you checked out the 2017 visitor economy economic impact report for your county yet?  Did you know that you can find this information already compiled for you on the Wyoming Office of Tourism industry website?

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"Welcome" the key to America's Travel Industry

Trends and technology may come and go, but one thing remains the same: the spirit of welcome is essential to the U.S. travel industry.

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Chris Brown, Executive Director l 307.634.8816, chris@wyotravel.org
Copyright 2017 Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition


About WTIC

Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition’s mission is to increase the economic impact of the travel industry in Wyoming, provide resources for training, communication, education and acts as one voice for the tourism industry on legislative and government issues affecting the industry.

The Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition represents 75 organizations and related companies such as industry trade associations, chambers of commerce, lodging tax boards, events and attractions.




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