In 2009 a group of lodging property owners approached the Town Council to discuss ways to help promote and develop tourism in the area. The Town proposed developing a Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID); funded by a fee assessed on nightly rentals. 60% of the property owners approved its formation and the TBID was formed.
TBID is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Town Council, representing the lodging industry. TBID is funded by a $1.00 per night fee assessed by all lodging facilities with ten or more rooms to offer.
TBID collects between $250,000 and $300,000 annually and uses these monies to fund marketing efforts, support local events, and contribute to local “bricks and mortar” projects. Marketing efforts include national print, television, and internet campaigns, advertising in the New York City subway, and advertising in the Salt Lake City public transit system. TBID also helps supports the local 4th of July fireworks show, snowmobile events, Nordic skiing events, dog sled racing events, and summer concerts in the city park. TBID has also contributed $25,000 towards the replacement and restoration of the windows in the historic Union Pacific Dining Lodge.
TBID board of trustees, see the Town Boards page for more details
Navigate to Forms to download, print and submit, or obtain TBID Transmittal forms at the Town Office.
For more information about the TBID, please contact:
PO Box 1633
West Yellowstone, MT 59758