More tourists staying overnight in June

Aug. 31, 2013 @ 04:16 AM

Occupancy taxes increased from June 2012 to June 2013, the Tourism Development Authority heard Thursday during its regular business meeting.

Taxes increased by 6.43 percent, reported TDA Executive Director Michelle Whitaker.

Prior to the June report, the occupancy taxes had remained flat for the five months of 2013. The total taxes collected in June were $48,368.

Also Thursday, Jerry Stensland presented his report on the impact of outdoor recreation/tourism and will finalize the report for public distribution in the near future.