Wyoming Lodging & Restaurant Association ENewsletter                       June 19, 2017

Welcome to the new WLRA E-Newsletter!

Welcome to the June 2017 WRLA e-newsletter! We hope that you will find the content as valuable and timely as always, while begin presented in a fresh new format. Please scroll down to read about current industry happenings in Wyoming and across the country. Enjoy! As always, the e-newsletter is just one of the vehicles we utilize to provide our members with important hospitality news and communications. We strive to be your one stop shop for any and all industry related questions and concerns. You can reach out to WLRA Executive Director Chris Brown, directly, at any time by calling (307) 634-8816 x 207 or by emailing chris@wlra.org.

Resort Fees, Surcharges and Taxes BestPractices

The Wyoming Dept. of Revenue (DOR) contacted our office to explain some inconsistencies they are seeing related to the resort fees and service charges that many businesses assess their customers. Please read below to ensure that your business is correctly listing and taxing any additional surcharges.

Rescheduled - Free WLRA Service Animal Webinar

The Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association 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.


WLRA June 2017 Legislative Update

The WLRA is actively involved at both the state and federal level on all legislative items impacting Wyoming’s hospitality and tourism industry. Please click below to read the latest issues that the WRLA is engaged in.

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Registration is Open for the 8th Annual WLRA Golf Tournament

Register today for the 8th Annual WLRA Golf Tournament! Click below for more details.

Are you taking Advantage of WLRA Money Saving Benefits?

In addition to timely industry communication and focused, year round advocacy at the state and federal level, the WLRA has worked closely with our Allied Partners to create a list of money saving benefits. Are you taking advantage of all of the money saving benefits that the WLRA provides?

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

In the Fall of 2016 the WLRA met with the Wyoming Dept. of Revenue (DOR) to express concern that Airbnb was not collecting and remitting taxes on their rentals.  We learned then that the DOR was working on an agreement with Airbnb and 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.

Welcome New Members

Jo-Bawb's BBQ

The C85 Group

Comfort Inn of Wheatland

September 15, 2017
WLRA 8th Annual Golf Tournament, Jackson, WY
October 11-12, 2017
Fall Hospitality & Tourism Summit, Saratoga, WY
February 26-27, 2018
Governor's Conference Cheyenne, WY

Thank you to our Sponsors!




Avitus Group

Madden Media