Lodging tax collections on the rise

A measure of local hotel and motel business has jumped with a more than 8 percent increase in lodging tax collections.

According to a Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau report for April, $86,022 in lodging taxes were collected. That’s an 8.1 percent increase over the $79,596 reported for the same month last year. Because reports lag a month behind, April collections reflect hotel and motel stays in March.

Lodging tax collections have increased on a year-over-year basis in five out of the last six months.

With the latest gain, lodging tax collections reported so far for 2014 total $268,488. That’s a 6.1 percent increase over the $253,150 in collections reported for the same span in 2013.

The VCB also reported increases in other tourism-related indicators. Nearly 1,200 visitor guides were requested in April, a nearly 156 percent increase over the same month last year. Unique visits to the Internet website located at www.visitgrandjunction.com totaled almost 49,000, a 93 percent increase.

The number of visits to the Grand Junction Visitor Center during April edged down 1 percent to 1,040.

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