A business district created to generate funds for destination 市场营销 and capital investment
Tourism businesses collect new visitor fees to fund local tourism 市场营销 and development
tid are a hospitality-specific model of the traditional Business Improvement District (BID). tid use special benefit assessments, rather than general taxes, to raise revenue to use for destination 市场营销 and tourism promotion. Funds raised through these assessments cannot be diverted into other government programs and can only be spent on programs that benefit those who pay into the district, 大多数情况下，酒店.
A TID’s mission is to promote and improve tourism in the designated boundaries. Activities may include print and internet advertising, 网站运营, 游客服务, sales lead generation and other significant sales and 市场营销 programs that benefit the payors by increasing demand for overnight visitation.
In June 2021, the Code of Virginia was amended by adding in Chapter 24 of Title 15.2 an article numbered 3, consisting of sections numbered 15.2-2413.1至15.2-2413.11. This authorized any locality to:
– create a local tourism improvement district plan
– contract with a nonprofit entity to administer the activities and improvements.
– establish fees charged to businesses
– fund tourism promotion activities
For more information on establishing tid in Virginia, contact: