Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

A New High for Sarasota County | Tourism-Development Tax Rises 4.7% in Fiscal Year 2016

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

A New High for Sarasota County | Tourism-Development Tax Rises 4.7% in Fiscal Year 2016

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TOURISM

Sarasota County had another record-breaking year for tourism in fiscal year 2016.

The county's tourism-development tax collection increased to $19,963,516, a 4.7 percent increase over fiscal year 2015. Visitors staying in paid lodging hit 1,147,350, a 1.4 percent increase, Visit Sarasota County announced Thursday.

Both direct expenditures and economic impact increased 3.4 percent, the county's tourism-marketing agency said in announcing its statistics for the fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.

"We are excited to share this news," said Virginia Haley, president of Visit Sarasota County. "Overall tax collections in Sarasota County were record-breaking, indicating visitor spending in the destination was strong and the tourism industry will continue to work together to continue this momentum. …

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