November 29, 2012
County Council is also prepared to approve a 2% hotel tax increase that one
member says will largely benefit the county..
Right now the county's hotel tax is at 5%...officials tell us last year the hotel tax brought in close to $2.6 million, and with this 2% raise... They're expecting a million dollars added onto that.
The approval could hike the hotel tax up two percentage points... From 5% to 7%.
John Oliver of VisitErie tells us this boost could make a huge difference in their ability to promote
The additional revenue will allow VisitErie to promote tourism in bigger markets utilizing a multitude of media... To send a message that
Oliver tells us the problem has been within their budget... And he explains, hopefully, with the 2% raise in hotel taxes, things will change for the better.