LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau reported a second consecutive year of record-breaking tax collections.
The county finished with $26.5 million in tourist tax on paid accommodations for fiscal year 2011-2012, which ended September 30th. The amount is a 9.2 percent increase over last year’s $24.2 million in collections and a 21.2 percent rise from fiscal year 2008-2009’s collections of $21.8 million.
Additionally, the VCB reported visitation rose 1.8 percent from fiscal year 2010-2011, average occupancy increased 2.4 percent and the average daily room rate climbed 4.1 percent. Average length of stay for visitors also finished 4 percent higher year-over-year.