Tourism tax figures slip in January

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Tourism tax revenues in Tupelo were down 2.57 percent in January, compared to January 2009.
The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau on Monday reported collections of $248,566 for the month.
For the current fiscal year, the revenues are down 1.4 percent or $22,150 from the previous year. Of the six months already completed, revenues have been up for three months and down for three months.
The revenues come from a 2 percent tax on hotels, motels and restaurants in Tupelo. The money is allocated to the CVB to use for tourism purposes.