Borough sees bump in tourist-related tax revenues for 2014
Summer 2014 was a busy one for Petersburg, with tourists bringing more charter business to town and spending more on hotels and retail than the previous summer.
This summer the Borough collected over $35,000 in sales taxes from charter businesses, almost double what was collected over the same time period in 2013. The Borough also collected about $4,000 more each in bed tax revenue and retail sales tax revenue.
Marilyn Meucci of the Visitor Information Center said she thought that a rebounding economy played a large role in the increased tourism this year.
“I’ve heard it was one of the...