Visit 29 Palms News


FEBRUARY 3, 2020
Open Call For 2020 Sponsorship
The Visit 29 Palms Tourism Business Improvement District has announced an open call for sponsorship requests for 2020. Any organization who is interested in seeking sponsorship funding from Visit 29 Palms TBID in 2020 is asked to submit a sponsorship proposal to Visit 29 Palms TBID’s Director of Marketing, Breanne Dusastre.

About Visit 29 Palms TBID:
Established in October 2017, the 29 Palms Tourism Business Improvement District, branded as Visit 29 Palms, is the official tourism organization for the City of Twentynine Palms. Through the development and execution of creative tourism marketing programs, Visit 29 Palms seeks to increase destination brand awareness and value, drive growth and positive results for the city’s tourism industry, and establish Twentynine Palms as a premier travel destination in the California desert region. Learn more about Visit 29 Palms tourism marketing programs.

Please submit your proposal to Breanne Dusastre by email at:

Sponsorship proposals must be submitted by Thursday, February 13, 2020.

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ABOUT US: Visit 29 Palms TBID

Visit 29 Palms — Twentynine Palms Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) Advisory Board meets every other month at City Hall, 6136 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277. Generally, meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m, and an annual meeting is hosted in June. To view TBID agendas, minutes, and upcoming meetings, 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 Twentynine Palms TBID became operational on October 1, 2017 and 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
Nalini (Ash) Maharaj, Harmony Motel – Boardmember
Heidi Grunt, Historic Inns of 29 Palms – Boardmember
Patricia Knight, Vacation Home Rental Representative – Boardmember

Twentynine Palms Tourism Business Improvement District Staff:
Breanne Dusastre – Director of Marketing

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.