Hancock County Bed Tax Collections Increase During Final Quarter of 2013

3/20/14 – 12:08 P.M.

A rebounding economy helped drive up Hancock County’s “bed tax” collections in the last quarter of 2013. That’s according to Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Rachael Rahrig. She says collections for that time were up almost 11% over 2012 numbers. That’s normally a slow period for hotel stays…

Audio: Rachael Rahrig

Rahrig expects big things in 2014 for tourism. Sports will once again be a big driver for that…

Audio: Rachael Rahrig

Rahrig says a new swim tournament is also scheduled for this summer.

She adds the events not only mean hotel stays, but dollars spent at local gas stations and restaurants.

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