Tourist commission budget undergoing revision
by Alan Reed
Jun 18, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County Tourism’s Executive Director Bill Stevens told the Tourism Board of Directors that he is in the process of revising his budget for 2008.

“We’re wavering on our next transient tax collection at the end of June,” said Stevens. The board asked if he expected the amount to be more or less than originally budgeted. Stevens said he expected less.

The Tourism Commission collects the transient tax from operators of hotels, motels and other lodgings based on income from occupancy.

Stevens said that the Commission collects an average of $33,900 per quarter, though in the first quarter of this fiscal year, collected $27,700 and $17,500 n the second. “We could make this up in the third or fourth quarter. January, February and March was where we got the $17,500 and those are our slowest months.”

Commissioner Greg Batts manages the Prizer Point Marina and Resort. He said that reservations in his facility have increased, though recent windy weather has inhibited some of the activities at the resort.

The commission discussed a recent marketing piece in which Stevens promoted Trigg County in newspaper pullouts in other markets. He said that he sent out 1,277 pieces through Collins Direct Mail including information and promotions about local businesses and attractions.

Get the full story on the Tourism Commision meeting in this week's Cadiz Record.
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