Tourism revenues on the rise for second month in March

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Tupelo’s tourism tax revenues have grown for two consecutive months, according to numbers provided by the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Revenues in March were $275,533, up 7.54 percent from March 2009. The increase is the highest for the current fiscal year and comes a month after the CVB reported a 4.4 percent growth for February.
The tourism revenues come from a 2 percent tax on hotels, motels and restaurants in Tupelo. The money is used by the Tupelo CVB to benefit tourism.
For the year, revenues have grown on average of 0.40 percent.