Tourist taxes continue to pour in at 10 percent over 2012, so $2 million of that bonus money will be targeted for special stimulus to draw visitors to Palm Beach County.
County Tourist Development Council Executive Director Glenn Jergensen told TDC board members Thursday that bed tax revenues were up 10 percent in June over 2012. The $2.1 million collected through a 5 percent tax on lodging — the majority comes from hotel rooms — keeps the county on track to reach a milestone this year of $30 million in tourism taxes.
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