Tourism Whistler is a legislated membership organization which markets Whistler on behalf of its Members. All owners of what is designated "Resort Lands" in Whistler must be a Member of Tourism Whistler and contribute assessment fees to support ongoing marketing for the resort. The success of Whistler is based on both its national and international appeal. Its recognition as a world-class resort is the result of the extensive marketing by Tourism Whistler and its Members. Investors who purchase property on Whistler Resort Lands pay assessment fees to Tourism Whistler in order to market the resort to the world. The amount of fees is dependant upon the number of sleeping areas the property has and if the property is being used for commercial nightly rental acivity. A one bedroom with a sofa bed would constitute as a 4 sleeping units. If used for nightly rental the owner would pay an annual fee of $1059.88. A 2 bedroom property with sofa bed (6 units) would pay an annual fee of $1,589.82. A 3 bedroom property with a sofa bed would pay $2,119.76. If an owner is not using the property for commercial rental activity would pay about 1/4 of the commercial fees.