Wyoming Lodging & Restaurant Association Exclusive Member News                               December 12, 2019


Statewide Lodging Tax – Update

Headlines this year have illustrated the challenging future that our state’s economy faces due to our over reliance on the extractive energies.  70 percent of Wyoming’s overall revenue stream is funded by Oil, Gas and Coal.  The uncertain future of coal in particular continues to put pressure on Wyoming’s General Fund revenues—currently the only funding source for the Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT).

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Registration Now Open for the 2020 Wyoming Governor's Hospitality & Tourism Conference

Dedicated to celebrating and educating Wyoming’s tourism industry, the Wyoming Governor’s Conference is the year’s single event that brings together over 400 influential tourism and hospitality industry representatives. Seize the opportunity to build upon relationships or create new ones with leaders and buyers from across the state. We can’t wait to welcome you!  To register now please click here



2019 Fall Summit Encourages Industry To Engage

More than 100 industry professionals from across Wyoming attended the 2019 Fall Hospitality and Tourism Advocacy Summit in beautiful Cody, Wyoming last month.  The primary focus of the summit was to elevate our industry’s ability to engage with elected officials throughout the year.

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WLRA Proud 2 Be – Wind River Hotel & Casino

How would you like to punch your ticket to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and a shot at $10 million?  Your journey could start at the Wind River Hotel & Casino where they host The Wyoming State Championship Poker Tournament in Riverton.  Survive all rounds to be the last player standing and you will take the winners share of the $100,000 prize pool and be awarded a seat at the WSOP event.  

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Action Alert- Restaurant Tax Depreciation

Over the next few weeks, Congress is finalizing the legislative measures they aim to pass by the end of the year. They need to hear from constituents how critical it is that those bills fix the restaurant depreciation tax glitch.

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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 outstanding job promoting tourism for the State of Wyoming. The awards committee, made up of past BIG WYO winners and members of the WLRA Executive Committee, selects the winner. Nominations for the 2020 award may be submitted to the WLRA office.


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Chris Brown, Executive Director l 307.634.8816, chris@wlra.org
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