Sunday, December 9, 2007
Is Tourism on the Rise in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties?
A PNJ article out today says the two counties are taking in more money from their bed-tax on the rental of hotel rooms.
The PNJ doesn’t give us any tax revenue numbers from county officials, but a local businessman is quoted as saying, “this was the best year ever…for lodging revenues”.
A Santa Rosa county official says that tourism in the area is vibrant, even though there isn’t a single hotel on Navarre Beach.
It would be nice to get some figures on the area’s upswing in tourism.