Collections reflect increased activity for lodging sector

A measure of hotel and motel stays continues to reflect increased business for the hospitality sector in the Grand Valley.

According to a Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau report for May, $98,401 in lodging taxes were collected. That’s a 6.4 percent increase over the $92,453 in collections reported for the same month last year. Because reports lag a month behind, May collections reflect hotel and motel stays in April.

Lodging tax collections have increased on a year-over-year basis for three straight months and six out of the last seven months.

With the latest gain, lodging tax collections reported so far for 2014 total $366,889. That’s a 6.2 percent increase over the $345,603 in collections reported for the same span in 2013.

The VCB also reported a 23.2 percent increase in the number of unique visits to its website at, but a 28.8 percent decrease in the number of visits to the Grand Junction Visitor Center during May.

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