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Is upswing in hotel/motel tax tourim or oil and gas?

December 31, 2013

Recent record highs in Marietta’s hotel/motel tax appear to be based more on the accelerating oil and natural gas industry than traditional tourism, but some members of city council say that doesn’t......

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Dec-31-13 3:23 PM

We have done an aweful lot to promote tourism; and like Harley said; "it ain't" there anymore.

Got rid of parking meters; less toruists; building a transportation hub; less tourists; create a booze district; less tourists.

People just aren't travelling this way.

Tour buses have pretty much abandoned the area. I remember seeing tour buses several times a week. I haven't seen to many as of late.

What else can we do? Please don't waste this bed tax money.

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Dec-31-13 3:17 PM

I'd like to see some of this bed tax go to local townships also. The oil and gas industry is contributing a lot to the bed tax; so help the townships out on their roads with a little of this bed tax.

Just a thought.

Probably not a popular comment, but one person's opinion.

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Dec-31-13 10:32 AM

I am 100% behind tourism, and this money going toward CVB. But we're talking upwards of a 3/4 of a million dollars here. I'd like to know a little more on where that money goes, and how efficiently/effectively it's being used.

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