Tourism Tax Revenue Up 5.7% In First Six Months Of 2019

There is no recession in Arkansas’ travel and tourism industry. The sector continues to see gains in growth, with the state’s 2% tourism tax revenue between January and June up 5.7% compared with the same period in 2018.

January-June hospitality tax collections among 17 cities surveyed for the Arkansas Tourism Ticker were up 4.7% compared with the same period in 2018. That’s also better than the 4% gain among the cities during the first four months of 2019.

Numbers from the first half of 2019 are up against broad gains in 2018. Collections of Arkansas’ 2% tourism set a new record in 2018 and hospitality tax collections among 17 Arkansas cities surveyed for the Arkansas Tourism ticker topped the $50 million mark in 2018. The year marked the fourth consecutive year of growth as measured by the Arkansas Tourism Ticker.      MORE

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