Research

We empower businesses, properties, and destinations with the resources to strengthen economic and community development worldwide. Please look through this valuable information and tools related to all types of innovative funding mechanisms.
Funding Futures

2020 Funding Futures: Options & Opportunities for New or Enhanced Funding of Tourism & DMOs in the Recovery from COVID-19

Civitas, in partnership with Miles Partnership and Tourism Economics, is proud to release new research on the impact and future of tourism & DMO funding in response & recovery from COVID-19. The project analyzed 115 North American cities, all 50 U.S. states, and 10 Canadian provinces to summarize the current situation, the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, and the outlook for recovery. The study introduces and explores ten alternative funding options for DMOs to be “built back better” – opportunities for more stable, resilient, and sustainable funding.
download

Funding Futures

Please complete the form to get the document.

Coming soon

Legislation

There are two legal mechanisms that allow for TID formation, state law or home rule authority. TIDs have been formed in 18 states, with many more on the way. For information on laws that have been used to create TIDs in each state, contact us.

2018 U.S. Travel Lodging Tax & Assessment Study

This study undertakes the challenging task of tracking government spending in 100 destinations. The study provides benchmarks for evaluating appropriations and provides a foundation for future efforts to track tax monies raised and evaluate spending trends.
DOWNLOAD

2018 U.S. Travel Lodging Tax & Assessment Study

Please complete the form to get the document.

U.S. Tourism District Law Study (2019)

We’re laying down the law! Check out your state’s law characteristics.
download

U.S. Tourism District Law Study (2019)

Please complete the form to get the document.

Tourism Recovery & Improvement District Toolkit

Your quick and easy guide to everything you need to know about Tourism Recovery & Improvement Districts (TID). This is your one-way ticket to becoming a TID pro.
download

Tourism Recovery & Improvement District Toolkit

Please complete the form to get the document.

Tourism Improvement Districts: A National Study of Results

Who, what, when, where, why? All your questions on Tourism Improvement Districts answered in this one-of-a-kind report!
download

Tourism Improvement Districts: A National Study of Results

Please complete the form to get the document.

The Economic Impact of Tourism Improvement Districts in CA

Can you imagine the impact of loosing 30 million dollars of marketing funding? San Diego lived through it, here’s what happened.
download

The Economic Impact of Tourism Improvement Districts in CA

Please complete the form to get the document.

White Paper: The Economic Case For Tourism Improvement Districts

Civitas, in partnership with Tourism Economics and STR, have conducted an innovative study using comprehensive, industry-wide data that proves TIDs provide a competitive advantage for destinations. By examining TID impacts on room demand, revenue, and visitor spending, this white paper will explore that groundbreaking research and explain how TIDs enhance destinations’ economic impact.
download

White Paper: The Economic Case For Tourism Improvement Districts

Please complete the form to get the document.

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. As tour ism begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, sports commissions and sports-focused Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) and Convention and Visitor s Bureaus (CVBs) will need to find alternative funding outside of traditional hotel occupancy taxes to rebuild.
download

White Paper: The Economic Case For Tourism Improvement Districts

Please complete the form to get the document.

The Economic Impact of Business Improvement Districts (In San Diego)

Take a look at San Diego’s experience with BIDs and the changes seen in the economy.
download

The Economic Impact of Business Improvement Districts (In San Diego)

Please complete the form to get the document.

The “Business Improvement Districts” Revolution

This quiet revolution may be the big spark that puts a name to your district.
download

The “Business Improvement Districts” Revolution

Please complete the form to get the document.

Turning Around Downtown: 12 Steps to Revitalization Brookings Report

So you want to revitalize your downtown? Let us simplify the process for you. You can call this an early birthday present.
download

Turning Around Downtown: 12 Steps to Revitalization Brookings Report

Please complete the form to get the document.

Key findings from Los Angeles BID Consortium Survey 2013

Show me the numbers! Check out the facts and statistics for yourself. We promise they won’t disappoint.
download

Key findings from Los Angeles BID Consortium Survey 2013

Please complete the form to get the document.

The Role of Business Improvement Districts in LA: Neighborhood Effects on Crime and Youth Violence

The possibilities of a BID for your destination are endless! Read about some of the lesser-known positive effects your BID can have.
download

The Role of Business Improvement Districts in LA: Neighborhood Effects on Crime and Youth Violence

Please complete the form to get the document.

Legislation

Many states allow for creation of property-based business improvement districts. These districts place a fee on the property owner, rather than the business. For information on property district laws from throughout the United States, contact us.

Directory

Questions?

Have a question that’s not answered here? Feel free to contact us!
CONTACT US