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.

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.

U.S. Tourism District Law Study (2019)

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

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.

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!

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.


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.