CHARLOTTE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX COLLECTED INCREASES IN OCTOBER

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The Charlotte County Tourist Development Tax revenues collected during October 2018 totaled $178,919. This reflects at a 6.3% increase over October 2017’s collections of $168,306. 

In addition to the 7 percent sales tax, Charlotte County levies a 5 percent tourist development tax (TDT) on accommodation stays six months or less. The first 3 percent is spent for tourism promotion and marketing support and 4 and 5 percent are used to fund the debt service on the bond for the recent renovations at the Charlotte Sports Park.

During the calendar year 2017, Charlotte County welcomed an estimated 422,500 visitors. Tourism generated an estimated $380,841,400 in direct expenditures, and made an estimated $580,783,200 million economic impact.

The Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau annual conducts marketing, sales and promotional campaigns for the area.

For more information, visit AdventureAndWildlife.com.