Lodging tax report reflects increasing hospitality business

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

According to the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau report for March, $67,390 in lodging taxes were collected. That’s an 8 percent increase over the $62,400 in collections reported for the same month in 2014.

Since lodging tax reports lag a month behind, March reports reflect hotel and motel stays in February.

For the first quarter of 2015, the VCB reported 192,010 in lodging tax collections. That’s a 5.2 percent increase over the $182,466 collected during the first quarter of 2014.