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Tourist tax revenues hit record levels in 2020

Tourist tax revenues hit record levels in 2020

The Sarasota County ‘Bed Tax’ set a new record for January bringing in a total of $3,059,972. The occupancy rate for hotels also set a record at 78.6%.

March 20, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tourism taxes decline for third straight month in Sarasota

Tourism taxes decline for third straight month in Sarasota

The numbers are the empirical indication of the direct fiscal toll red tide has had on the tourism industry and area economy in general.

January 1, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Life in the wake of red tide

Life in the wake of red tide

The noxious odor of red tide that infused the Sarasota region with its vomitous cloak of death has temporarily lifted.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town makes gains at county meeting

Town makes gains at county meeting

Bullock raised the issue of the struggling financial status of the Longboat Library and asked if there may be ways to form a relationship with the county system.

October 12, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »