The Tourism Development Fund (TDF) is funded through a portion of a 1% sales tax increase established by Virginia Senate Bill 942 (2018) and agreed to by Williamsburg City Council and leaders in James City County and York County in late April/early May 2018. The sales tax increase does not include groceries and went into effect in July of 2018.


The purpose of the TDF is to increase patronage to restaurants, attractions, hotels, and events in the City of Williamsburg through financial assistance and reinvestment in tourism products, place-making projects, special events, public-private partnerships, and destination marketing.

Flow of Funds (Regional & Local Tourism)

Flow of Funds - Regional and Local Tourism