A ease study presented by the Destination & Travel Foundation shares how the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau (GPCVB) captured hotel tax information illustrating the economic impact of visitors in its community.
"The average hotel room is much smaller than the average house and a hotel guest uses a fraction of the government services provided to residents," said Steve Moore, president and CEO of the GPCVB. "So it is apparent from this more inclusive tax data that attracting visitors to our area hotels is an even greater investment yield for the state, county and city than previously known."
The GPCVB asked each hotel within Phoenix's city limits to report its hotel occupancy taxes, food and beverage/catering sales taxes, property taxes and all other sales-activity taxes (utilities, retail, audio visual/telecommunications, etc.).