Fort Myers Beach Leads
Tourist Tax Collection Again
The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB), representing The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, reported record-breaking tax collections for the fourth year in a row, with $33 million in tourist tax on paid accommodations for fiscal year 2013-2014, which ended Sept. 30.The new record is a 16.5 percent increase over last year’s record-breaking $28.6 million in collections.
"This is the largest increase we’ve ever seen in any given year,” said VCB Executive Director Tamara Pigott. "The combination of savvy industry partners and additional marketing dollars are paying off.”Reports indicate that Fort Myers Beach led all municipalities in tax collections again for this past fiscal year.