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.

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