Wyoming Lodging & Restaurant Association Exclusive Member News                                        September 1, 2017

 


 

WLRA September 2017 Legislative Update

Throughout the summer months there has been a lot of proposed activity at both the state and federal level with policy decisions that could significantly impact Wyoming’s hospitality and tourism industry.  Read More »

 

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“Total Solar Eclipse Wow’s Wyoming”

In what was likely the largest tourism related event in Wyoming’s history, a total solar eclipse occurred on August 21, 2017 attracting hundreds of thousands of travelers to the Equality State. Many communities held eclipse festivals and special events aimed at welcoming the huge influx of travelers.  Read More »

GSA Releases Federal Per Diem Rates for 2018

The General Services Administration (GSA) recently released federal per diem rates for FY2018 that will go into effect October 1, 2017, which show an increase to the standard continental United States (CONUS) rate from $91 per night for lodging to a new rate of $93. In FY2018, no new locations will become Non-Standard Areas (NSAs) with a per diem rate higher than the standard CONUS rate. There are 14 former NSAs that will move into the standard CONUS rate category including Gillette, WY.

Click here and choose "2018" in the Fiscal Year drop down menu for specific information regarding different localities. Federal per diem rates, which establish the maximum amount government travelers may pay for hotel rooms, are established each year based on actual market data compiled and provided by STR.

 
 

Department of Revenue - Lodging Industry Taxability Seminar

Are you new to the industry? Are you unsure how Wyoming’s statutes apply to your organization? Do you just need a refresher course on sales/use tax related to the lodging industry? Then we have a seminar for you!  Read More »


Registration is Open for the Hospitality & Tourism Fall Summit and the 8th Annual WLRA Golf Tournament!

Hospitality & Tourism Fall Summit
October 11-12, 2017
Saratoga Hot Springs Resort, Saratoga, Wyoming

WLRA Annual Golf Classic
September 15, 2017
Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club, Jackson, Wyoming  
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Please welcome new WLRA Sales and Membership Director, Tom Miller!

The Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association is thrilled to announce the hiring of Tom Miller as our new Sales and Membership Director. Tom grew up on a ranch outside of Rawlins, WY. He graduated from Central High School in Cheyenne before attending the University of Wyoming where he graduated with his degree in Marketing from the College of Business.  Read More »

 


 

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Calendar
September 15, 2017
WLRA 8th Annual Golf Tournament Jackson, WY
October 11, 12, 2017
Fall Hospitality and Tourism Summit
Saratoga, WY
February 26, 27, 2018
Governors Conference Little America, Cheyenne, WY
 
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