New Formation: Albuquerque Tourism Marketing District

We are thrilled to congratulate Tania Armenta and the Visit Albuquerque team on forming the Albuquerque Tourism Marketing District (TMD)! This hard-earned victory is the first district in the state of New Mexico. With a 2% assessment on overnight stays, the TMD will nearly double Visit Albuquerque’s marketing budget and allow them to market their […]

Portland Tourism Improvement District

The Challenge Portland, Oregon is not your average city. Its breathtaking natural scenery reveals itself in acres of public parks, while the significant walkability and plentiful bicycle paths challenges the need for cars. Also known as the “City of Roses”, Portland boasts renowned farm-to-table dining, coffee shops and breweries, and is home to the world’s […]

Napa Valley Tourism Improvement District

The Challenge The beautiful Napa Valley. Images of sprawling vineyards, relaxed days of wine-tasting, and the scent of freshly pressed grapes spring to mind. Harvest season in Napa Valley is by far the busiest time of year, bringing flocks of tourists to experience “Crush”. The challenge for Napa Valley tourism arose during the remaining months […]

Philadelphia Tourism Improvement District

The Challenge Philadelphia is one of America’s oldest and most historically and culturally important cities. It was founded in 1682 by William Penn, whose Quaker roots inspired a “City of Brotherly Love.” Sites including Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed, Betsy Ross’s House, and the Liberty Bell date from the […]

Memphis Tourism Improvement District

The Challenge A cultural, musical, and art destination best known as the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Memphis has it all. With more than 60 tourist attractions including Graceland, Beale Street, and the Memphis Pyramid, plus restaurants, theatres, and art museums, the City is a superb destination for diverse […]

Concord Tourism Improvement District

The Challenge Tourism Improvement District. The name conjures big cities, full of attractions, nightlife, restaurants, and of course, tourists. Perhaps San Francisco, New York, or Miami. There are, however, nearly 100 tourism improvement districts in California alone. Although it is the nation’s most populous state, surely there are not 100 San Franciscos. Many tourism improvement […]

San Diego Tourism Marketing District

The Challenge San Diego is among the most popular destinations in the world. With shining beaches, a vibrant dining scene, rich nightlife, and every kind of attraction imaginable, the city is a vacationers paradise. Like most California cities, in the 1960s San Diego implemented a transient occupancy tax (TOT), a tax on hotel guests. Although […]