Tag: tourist development tax
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Scott PowersApril 10, 2018

The vacation rental home marketing giant Airbnb announced Tuesday it has signed a tax agreement with Charlotte County, giving the company tax pacts in 40 Florida counties. The new agreement, effective May 1, will have Airbnb collecting and remitting bed taxes in Charlotte for its client vacation rental home owners. The agreement gives Airbnb tourist […]

Scott PowersDecember 2, 2016

The horrific Pulse nightclub massacre, the specter of Zika virus, and the uncertainty of politics and national policies aren’t slowing down tourists coming to Orlando. At least not enough to hurt. The Orange County Tourist Development Council received sparkling reports Tuesday showing record receipts from tourist taxes in the past fiscal year and forecasts that […]

Scott PowersApril 22, 2016

The presidents of five Central Florida Chambers of Commerce and business groups wrote to Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Friday urging quick action to bring the NFL Pro Bowl to Orlando. The chamber heads sought to differentiate providing tourism dollars for the NFL all-star game from the bigger picture of […]

Scott PowersApril 15, 2016

Mayor Teresa Jacobs‘ rift with key leaders of Orange County’s tourism industry over the future of the county tourism tax is spilling into her biggest speech of the year, her upcoming State Of The County Address. Jacobs reportedly has stripped Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association Chairman Richard Maladecki of his master-of-ceremony role, even though the hotel […]


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