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Tourism Districts

EDA Releases Notice of Funding Opportunity for Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

Yesterday, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) released its Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for destinations to secure American Recovery Plan Act funding. Through its Travel, …

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Tourism Districts

White Paper: Securing Dedicated Funding for Sports Tourism

Sports tourism is a global business that creates jobs, stimulates local economies and benefits communities by creating positive economic impact through hosting sports events: in …

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Tourism Districts

EDA Funding for DMOs – Action Items Today

By President & CEO John Lambeth Thanks to the hard work of many in the destination industry, DMO’s will have a new opportunity to secure …

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Tourism Districts

Revelations and Thought Leadership at the First Annual National TID Summit

Adam Sacks of Tourism Economics, presented never-before-seen data in his session: The Economic Case for Tourism Improvement Districts to Drive the Recovery, presented by STR. According to the results of this study, on average, TIDs produce a 2.1% lift on hotel room demand and a 4.5% lift in hotel room revenue year-over-year. To put this in perspective, lift on hotel room demand and revenue represented an increase in 150,000 room nights and $51M, respectively, for the average destination in 2019.

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Business Districts

US Travel and Tourism Advisory Board: Letter to EDA

On April 23, 2021, the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB) submitted a letter to the Economic Development Administration (EDA) outlining three main …

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Business Districts

2020 District of the Year

Feather River Tourism Marketing District Plumas County, CA What a year 2020 turned out to be!  None of us expected to face the trials and …

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Legislation

Massachusetts Passes New Tourism Marketing District Legislation

In 2017, Civitas joined forces with Mary Kay Wydra,  President and CEO of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau to blaze a trail for …

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Business Districts

Funding Futures: Dedicated Funding and Tax Increment Financing

In the research study “Funding Futures” released by Civitas, Miles Partnership, Tourism Economics, and an expert team of organizations and supporters, we have examined a …

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Business Districts

Funding Futures: Building Reserves & Short-Term Rental Revenue

In partnership with Miles Partnership, Tourism Economics, Civitas released a new research study entitled “Funding Futures,” highlighting funding options for state and local DMOs as …

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