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Rebound: Parkersburg has chance to boost tourism - Parkersburg News

Rebound: Parkersburg has chance to boost tourismParkersburg NewsLewis, the president and CEO of the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, is dealing with an upswing of the past few months after a couple of years that have been a...

Editorial: A civic center would be a plus - Ocala

Editorial: A civic center would be a plusOcalaMaybe most encouraging is that the project could be financed through county bonds — up to $25 million worth — which would be repaid through the proceeds of the county's tourist development tax, or bed...

Byron Bay proposal to hit tourist with 'bed tax' in bid to fund ... - dailytelegraph.com.au

dailytelegraph.com.auByron Bay proposal to hit tourist with 'bed tax' in bid to fund ...dailytelegraph.com.auITS one of Australias favourite holiday playgrounds but if its local council has its way, youll be paying more to stay there.and more »

Marion to offer refunds after accidentally over taxing hotel guests - WPSD Local 6

WPSD Local 6Marion to offer refunds after accidentally over taxing hotel guestsWPSD Local 6The city's treasurer says its hotel tax was supposed to have reduced from a six percent hotel bed tax down to five percent in July. But the city...

Collier County still working toward deal with Airbnb - Naples Daily News

Naples Daily NewsCollier County still working toward deal with AirbnbNaples Daily NewsCollier County is still negotiating with Airbnb, the online housing rental giant, over a deal to have the company collect the county's 4 percent bed tax from its...

'Bathroom bill' could cost Austin tourism $109 million - KXAN.com

KXAN.com'Bathroom bill' could cost Austin tourism $109 millionKXAN.comAUSTIN (KXAN) – For the first time, Austin's Convention and Visitors Bureau is predicting the economic impact of Texas lawmakers' proposed “bathroom bill.” Senate Bill 6 would...

CVB Strengthens Hamilton County - And Response - The Chattanoogan

CVB Strengthens Hamilton County - And ResponseThe ChattanooganThe County portion, as Commissioner Boyd notes, funds the CVB so the more ad dollars that the CVB has available to spend equates to a greater reach and thus more tourists in town. This...

Boyd Says Lid Needed On "Out Of Control Spending" At Visitors Bureau; Doak Defends Agency - The Chattanoogan

Boyd Says Lid Needed On "Out Of Control Spending" At Visitors Bureau; Doak Defends AgencyThe ChattanooganCommissioner Boyd said the county should be using some of the riches from the hotel/motel tax for paying for tourism-related items, such as...

More room nights, higher rates bump Duval County hotel revenue up nearly 15 percent in last quarter - Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville Daily RecordMore room nights, higher rates bump Duval County hotel revenue up nearly 15 percent in last quarterJacksonville Daily RecordSo great that the revenue from the 6 percent hospitality tax collected on hotel bills from...

Roseann Bentley receives CVB Pinnacle Award - BuffaloReflex.com ... - Buffalo Reflex (subscription)

KY3Roseann Bentley receives CVB Pinnacle Award - BuffaloReflex.com ...Buffalo Reflex (subscription)The Convention & Visitors Bureau presented awards to travel industry individuals and organizations at the Salute to Travel & Tourism awards banquet...

Economic crunch hits tourism bureau - Norman Transcript

Norman TranscriptEconomic crunch hits tourism bureauNorman TranscriptThe city's mid-year budget review revealed hotel/motel tax collections are down and will result in a $65,000 “haircut” to VisitNorman's budget next year, Executive Director Dan...

Lompoc city manager highlights tax revenue, new business during State of City address - Lompoc Record

Lompoc RecordLompoc city manager highlights tax revenue, new business during State of City addressLompoc RecordDuring a mostly upbeat State of the City address Thursday afternoon, Lompoc City Manager Patrick Wiemiller shared some positive economic...

Roseann Bentley wins top visitors bureau award - Springfield News-Leader

Springfield News-LeaderRoseann Bentley wins top visitors bureau awardSpringfield News-LeaderThe Convention & Visitors Bureau presented awards to travel industry individuals and organizations at the Salute to Travel & Tourism awards banquet and...

Visit Tampa Bay is bittersweet about Florida's record tourism year - Tampabay.com

Tampabay.comVisit Tampa Bay is bittersweet about Florida's record tourism yearTampabay.comBed taxes are collected on hotel rooms, rentals, RV parks and campgrounds and can be used for the county's tourism marketing efforts and to support museums,...

Alabaster sets public hearing to consider doubling lodging tax - Shelby County Reporter

Alabaster sets public hearing to consider doubling lodging taxShelby County ReporterAccording to the proposed ordinance, the tax would apply to any firm, corporation or other entity engaged in the business of renting or furnishing any rooms,...

Alabaster sets public hearing to consider doubling lodging tax - Alabaster Reporter

Alabaster ReporterAlabaster sets public hearing to consider doubling lodging taxAlabaster ReporterAccording to the proposed ordinance, the tax would apply to any firm, corporation or other entity engaged in the business of renting or furnishing...

City approves 2017 budget, but some councillors say cuts will make it hard to sleep at night - Toronto Star

Toronto StarCity approves 2017 budget, but some councillors say cuts will make it hard to sleep at nightToronto StarCouncillor Joe Cressy moved a motion that council keep the 10 front-line positions, by voting to increase the 2017 operating budget...

June flood impacted tourism, however 2017 looks bright - The Fayette Tribune

The Fayette TribuneJune flood impacted tourism, however 2017 looks brightThe Fayette TribuneThe June 23 flooding event put a damper on tourism numbers that were on track to exceed years past, said New River Gorge Convention and Visitors Bureau...

Lake Havasu spring break sees renewed interest - Today's News-Herald

Today's News-HeraldLake Havasu spring break sees renewed interestToday's News-HeraldThat strong interest comes as a relief for local tourism officials, after the departure of Summer Winter Action Tours – one of spring break's major organized...

Letters to the editor: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 - Naples Daily News

Naples Daily NewsLetters to the editor: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017Naples Daily NewsThat trickles down to the local level, where the tourist development tax funded the Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) to entice...
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