The Arlington Tourism Public Improvement District (ATPID) commenced operations in October 2016. The District consists of 42 hotel properties in the City of Arlington with 75 rooms or more. The properties pay a 2 percent assessment on occupied hotel rooms for the purpose of generating funds to market and promote Arlington as a convention and tourism destination.
The ATPID is a 10-year program and expected to generate over $2 million annually to support its mission. The ATPID is represented by a 10-person board of directors and represented by a cross-section of ATPID hotel general managers based on hotel size and geographical area.
The City of Arlington authorized the creation of the District and must annually approve the budget. The ATPID board of directors is contracted with the City to collect funds and the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau to administer the use of program funds.