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Napa wrestles with affordable housing for service workers - Napa Valley Register

Napa Valley RegisterNapa wrestles with affordable housing for service workersNapa Valley RegisterThe discussion marked a possible first step toward rethinking the standards by which Napa judges applications to build hotels, whose room taxes now...

Fall festival season - Point Pleasant Register

Fall festival seasonPoint Pleasant RegisterPOINT PLEASANT — The weather is supposed to feel like “fall” by the end of the week and with it comes a season of fall festivals planned for Mason County. It's never too early to mark the calendars for...

Hot 'blowout' sale on hotel furniture in Lebanon - The Tennessean

The TennesseanHot 'blowout' sale on hotel furniture in LebanonThe TennesseanPricing at the blowout sales is pretty incredible, especially if you go the "whole room route" - where for $1,000 including tax, you could get an entire hotel room's...

Growing tourism in Conroe a financial boon - Community Impact Newspaper

Growing tourism in Conroe a financial boonCommunity Impact NewspaperTourists also spent $77 million in Conroe in 2015—the most recent year for which data is available—compared to $55 million in 2010 and $18 million in 2006, according to the CVB....

Manatee tax collector: All homeowners who rent to tourists must pay resort tax - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Manatee tax collector: All homeowners who rent to tourists must pay resort taxSarasota Herald-TribuneMANATEE COUNTY — Tourist lodgings in residents' homes, such as those affiliated with Airbnb.com, all should be registered separately with the...

Manatee tax collector: All homeowners who rent to tourists must pay resort tax - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Manatee tax collector: All homeowners who rent to tourists must pay resort taxSarasota Herald-TribuneMANATEE COUNTY — Tourist lodgings in residents' homes, such as those affiliated with Airbnb.com, all should be registered separately with the...

Bed tax provides millions of dollars for tourism projects - Tampa Bay Newspapers

Bed tax provides millions of dollars for tourism projectsTampa Bay NewspapersBed tax (Tourist Development Tax) is collected on accommodations rented for less than six months. State statute, through a complicated formula, dictates how each of the...

Increase in tourism dollars heavily affect Halifax County - Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald

Roanoke Rapids Daily HeraldIncrease in tourism dollars heavily affect Halifax CountyRoanoke Rapids Daily Herald“Tourism dollars mean so much for a community,” said Lori Medlin, president/CEO of the Halifax County CVB. “They bring in additional tax...

From the Chamber: Role of the Convention Visitors Bureau - Sidney Herald Leader

From the Chamber: Role of the Convention Visitors BureauSidney Herald LeaderMontana has six tourism regions: Southeast Montana, Southwest Montana, Central Montana, Yellowstone Country, Glacier Country, and Missouri River Country. Within those six...

Tourism Commission accepts second funding request - News-Press Now

News-Press NowTourism Commission accepts second funding requestNews-Press NowBoth the CVB and the Downtown Improvement Project group met with the City Council during a work session in November of last year seeking funds from the hotel-motel tax....

Lure new visitors, and keep regulars coming back - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Lure new visitors, and keep regulars coming backColumbus Ledger-EnquirerGiven that tourism now has close to a $350 million annual economic impact here, there's a lot more at stake than just people saying nice things about the place — although that...

Regional Training Center gains more support - Minden Press-Herald

Minden Press-HeraldRegional Training Center gains more supportMinden Press-HeraldIn Kennon's tourism report, she gave totals of how many have visited the tourism website, shares on Facebook on different things, such as the KTBS 3 stories when Rick...

This Week in Tourism: It's All About the Sun! - Alton Telegraph

Alton TelegraphThis Week in Tourism: It's All About the Sun!Alton TelegraphEDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly column provided by the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau that discusses the impact of tourism on our region. When we first...

This Week in Tourism: It's All About the Sun! - Alton Telegraph

Alton TelegraphThis Week in Tourism: It's All About the Sun!Alton TelegraphEDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly column provided by the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau that discusses the impact of tourism on our region. When we first...

Halifax County visitors' impact felt statewide - Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald

Roanoke Rapids Daily HeraldHalifax County visitors' impact felt statewideRoanoke Rapids Daily Herald“All eight economic development regions of the state had spending growth of 3 percent or more, and 96 percent of the state's counties saw direct...

$11.6M tourism budget proposed - The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

$11.6M tourism budget proposedThe Anna Maria Island Sun NewspaperThe Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) proposes spending $11,675,206 to market Manatee County to tourists during 2018/2019. The county's Tourist Development Council...

Airbnb Bookings Jump 75 Percent in Philipstown - Highlands Current

Airbnb Bookings Jump 75 Percent in PhilipstownHighlands CurrentAs tourism has surged in Philipstown, so has one form of tourist accommodation: Airbnb, the booking site that lets homeowners turn their residences into bed-and-breakfasts — without...

Pinellas wants to see impact of tourism bucks spent on big events - Tampabay.com (blog)

Tampabay.com (blog)Pinellas wants to see impact of tourism bucks spent on big eventsTampabay.com (blog)Pinellas' visitors pay a 6-cent tax for every dollar they spend on hotel rooms, rentals, RV parks and campgrounds. Those bed taxes fund the...

Pinellas wants to see impact of tourism bucks spent on big events - TBO.com

TBO.comPinellas wants to see impact of tourism bucks spent on big eventsTBO.comPinellas' visitors pay a 6-cent tax for every dollar they spend on hotel rooms, rentals, RV parks and campgrounds. Those bed taxes fund the county's tourism marketing...

Columbus tourism trending toward millennials, softer activities - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus tourism trending toward millennials, softer activitiesColumbus Ledger-EnquirerThe research found during surveys that when softer and less aggressive types of activities were mentioned, the interest from respondents “went way off the...
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