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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 »

Proud to be a WLRA Member: Grand Teton Lodge Company

Grand Teton Lodge Company (GTLC) is the largest concessioner in Grand Teton National Park and operates Jackson Lake Lodge, Colter Bay Village, Jenny Lake Lodge as well as several Park campgrounds and visitor activities such as raft trips on the Snake River, cruises on Jackson Lake and horseback trail rides. 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 »

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 »

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 »

11 Questions About Music Licensing

Have you ever received a notice from one of the Music Licensing Companies (BMI, ASCAP, SESAC) threatening legal action over playing music without a music license? The WLRA receives calls regularly from our members about this issue. Our Partners at the National Restaurant Association have compiled a Q&A list of the 11 top questions restaurant and lodging properties have regarding music licensing. Please click the link below to learn more about this often times confusing issue. 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, 2016Read More »

Don't Let Fraudster's Eat Your Lunch

It's been a year since the U.S. migrated to EMV technology, and more than 1 million businesses now use EMV chip-embedded credit card readers. Unfortunately, criminals are taking full advantage of businesses that haven't fully made the switch, leaving even small businesses vulnerable to costly chargebacks. Read More »