Bed tax revenue rising, TDC approves special grant funding

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 11:38 AM.

Bed tax revenue? Up.

Welcome Center visitors? Up.

Visitors to the Gulf County Tourist Development Council website? Up.

The trends are spiking as TDC director Jennifer Jenkins nears her one-year anniversary in Gulf County and the TDC advisory council last week heard about progress made and opportunities ahead.

“Everything is good, going quite well,” Jenkins said while outlining the bed tax revenue for the first six months of the fiscal year was more than $30,000 ahead of the prior year.

Jenkins said that visitors to the Welcome Center, with hours extended in the past month, have risen by roughly 70 percent.

“We are seeing a lot more people,” she told her board.

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