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2016 Fall Summit Registration Now Open!

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2016 Hospitality and Tourism Fall Summit to be held at the beautiful Jackson Lake Lodge, located in Grand Teton National Park. In addition to enjoying the natural wonders of the park, attendees will hear a detailed update on the current state of Wyoming Tourism, will learn how to effectively leverage the “That’s WY” brand and will engage in opportunities to increase Wyoming’s international footprint.  Read More »

Join WLRA for the 7th Annual Golf Tournament!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to support your association, visit Jackson Hole and have fun! The afternoon will feature fantastic prizes, food, drinks and a spectacular round of golf in the shadow of the picturesque Teton mountain range. This year's event will be held immediately following the annual Fall Hospitality & Tourism Summit. Summit attendees who sign up to play golf will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win their full day of golfing with us for FREE!! Proceeds from the Classic benefit the WLRA and the WLRA Education Foundation, so mark your calendars and plan on joining us in September.  Read More »

2016 Interim Legislative Update

All of the standing legislative committees have been meeting and will continue to meet a total of three times between the end of the 2016 budget session and the 2017 general session.  Read More »

The Importance of Wyoming’s 2016 Election

On August 16, 2016 Wyoming will host the state primary election where many decisions about who represents you at the capitol will be made. All 60 members of the Wyoming House of Representatives and 15 (half) of the Wyoming Senate will be up for election. While a handful of races will be decided in November at the general election, Wyoming’s conservative majority will determine the outcomes of many legislative races in the primary election. Abentee voting is now open-you do not need to wait until the August primary election.  Read More »

Tourism Season Off to a Robust Start

“Things seem to be happening a little bit sooner than normal,” Leslie Jefferson, executive director of Carbon County Visitor’s Council said on Wednesday. She noted that the Riverside Visitor’s Center, which opened a week later than normal, has still registered the same amount of visitors as last year. She’s not the only person to notice a bump in visitors.  Read More »

WAGAN Welcomes New Staff

Wyoming Associations and Government Affairs Network (WAGAN) the association management and PR firm that works on behalf of the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association is proud to announce two new team members. Tate Bauman as the Director of Sales and Membership and Kimberly Elder as the Office Administrator. Tate brings more than 6 years of experience and Kim brings more than 16 years experience to a robust WAGAN team.  Read More »

WLRA Offers Health Insurance Solutions

The Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association Benefit Plan and Trust provides comprehensive health insurance options for Wyoming employers. The Trust is made up of WLRA members who join together to share the risks and rewards of offering self-funded health coverage for their employees. This exciting program has been designed specifically for the lodging and restaurant industry!  Read More »

What Does Pokemon Go Mean for the Travel Industry?

If you haven’t played, or at least heard about, Pokemon Go, you may soon be in the minority. Not only has it single-handedly brought gaming giant Nintendo back to life but sparked conversations about the future of augmented reality (AR). Travel has always been influenced by new technologies, from planes, trains and automobiles to the web and now to new types of online interaction.  Read More »

Three Out of Four Travelers Planning Vacations

With summer upon us, vacations are in sight – a lot of them. A new survey conducted by GfK Custom Research and commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association found that nearly three fourths (73%) of American travelers are planning a vacation this year – and they are willing to spend just as much, if not more, on it this year than last year.  Read More » 



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