Visit 29! News


October 13, 2018
NATIONAL PARK ALERT: The Oct. 12 thunderstorm caused major road damage in and around Joshua Tree National Park. Power and internet services are out in many park buildings and multiple closures are in effect due to severe flood damage. Rangers will be on duty to answer questions, but some visitor services facilities will be closed until power is restored. Read more…

September 19, 2018
BLM Orientation for Mojave Trails: The Twentynine Palms Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) hosted a BLM orientation on Sept. 18 to share information with local hospitality staff about Mojave Trails National Monument and other public lands bordering Twentynine Palms. Read more…
(Also see our Mojave Trails page … and our Field Trip blog post.)


September 6, 2018
NOW HIRING! The Twentynine Palms Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) is looking for a full-time marketing director or a marketing agency or contractor to provide Tourism Marketing Services for the “Visit 29!” brand and the Twentynine Palms TBID. Click below for details.

PDF – Full-time Marketing Director job description (city employee)
PDF – Job Application Form, City of Twentynine Palms

PDF – RFP for Tourism Marketing Services (marketing firm or contractor)

ABOUT US: The Visit 29! TBID

Twentynine Palms Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) Advisory Board meets monthly at City Hall, 6136 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277. The next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 4:00 p.m.
To view TBID agendas and minutes, click here.

The Parking and Business Improvement Area Law of 1989 (Section 36500 et. seq., of the California Streets and Highways Code) authorizes cities to establish business improvement areas for the purpose of promoting tourism. In accordance with the Parking and Business Improvement Area Law of 1989, the City of Twentynine Palms established the Twentynine Palms Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) to levy and collect assessments from all hotels, motels, and vacation home rentals, and any other business providing transient occupancies and subject to the City’s Transit Occupancy Tax, within the boundaries of the City, to raise funds to promote tourism within the City.

The TBID became operational on October 1, 2017. The TBID is managed by a TBID Advisory Board, which was appointed by the City Council. Current TBID Advisory Board members as appointed by the City Council are:

Rakesh Mehta, Best Western Gardens Hotel – Chair
Ann Congdon, Broadview Hacienda (VHR) -Vice Chair
Breanne Dusastre, Historic Inns of 29 Palms – Boardmember
Nalini (Ash) Maharaj, Harmony Hotel – Boardmember
Kristina Viloria, Rodeway Inn – Boardmember

Vickie Waite – Marketing Specialist
Robin Zimmermann – Social Media Specialist

The Advisory Board is required to submit an annual report to City Council, which includes a budget for operations and an identification of marketing efforts to be undertaken by the TBID for the ensuing fiscal year. Activities funded by the levy of assessments would generally include marketing programs to promote Twentynine Palms as an overnight tourism destination, including marketing, advertising, public relations and other related activities as determined by the Advisory Board. The City Manager is authorized to make expenditures that are consistent with the annual budget approved by the Advisory Board and City Council.
Click the PDF link below to view the TBID Marketing Plan for 2018-2019.

PDF – 2018-2019 TBID Tourism Marketing Plan and Budget – Marketing Plan and Budget for City of Twentynine Palms, California, Tourism Business Improvement District