TDC bed tax numbers continue climb

Published: Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 09:38 AM.

Everything is up up up.

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Tourist Development Council, executive director Jennifer Jenkins said that bed tax numbers were up for March, showing a 2.5 percent increase from the same time in 2013.

“Summer is pacing really well,” said Jenkins. “Last year I was focusing on the third cent, but I’m focused on that fourth penny, too.”

This marks an overall 6 percent increase with a goal of 20 percent set for the year.

Last week, writers, editors and publishers from publications across the U.S. including Cabela’s, Buttermilk Lipstick, Trekker Times and numerous blogs stopped by Gulf County to spend a week experiencing the many adventures that the area has to offer.

Despite constant rains over the first three days, Jenkins said that it was a positive experience with many friendships blooming among writers.

A packed itinerary took the writers boating on the Dead Lakes, visiting Tupelo apiaries, exploring the state parks, enjoying a low country boil, and of course, quality time on the beach.

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