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To take specific actions to help improve the opportunity for local businesses to achieve and sustain success; to promote business, tourism, and the economic, cultural, and civic welfare of the greater North Lake Tahoe community.
Founded in 1954, the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce has been a strong and effective voice for the business community of the region. In 1995 the Chamber joined forces with the North Tahoe Visitors and Convention Bureau creating a united organization — the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (NLTRA). Since that time NLTRA, has served the business community as both the destination marketing organization and the chamber of commerce for eastern Placer County and the greater North Lake Tahoe region. The organization cooperatively promotes tourism based on shared objectives among and between participating member businesses and constituents which are more effectively and efficiently accomplished collectively than independently. Similarly, NLTRA provides a full spectrum of traditional chamber of commerce services, representing, convening, advocating, and championing local businesses.
Through a contract with Placer County, the NLTRA uses a portion of the transient occupancy tax from Eastern Placer County to provide multi-faceted tourism marketing and visitor information services. The focus of these efforts is to increase the stability of the region’s tourism economy by building midweek and shoulder season visitation. In doing so, the NLTRA collaborates with its members and a wide variety of regional and community organizations, both public and private.
The Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau (IVCBVB) is an important partner to the NLTRA. In 2006 the two organizations formed a partnership called the North Lake Tahoe Marketing Cooperative (NLTMC). The NLTMC is designed to promote the entire North Lake Tahoe region under one advertising campaign umbrella, with the goal of further establishing the unique identity and attractions of our region.
The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association/Chamber of Commerce oversees visitor information services and promotes the full range of attractions and “things to do” in the region. The NLTRA’s community marketing partners play a key role in marketing strategies and plans by helping to ensure a positive vacation experience, and by encouraging longer stays and return visitation.
In addition to planning and coordinating marketing and sales efforts on behalf of its tourism dependent businesses, constituents and partners, the NLTRA provides several important support functions, including Group/Conference Sales, Leisure Travel Sales, Special Events, Sponsorships and Promotions, and Public Relations.