…even as area recovers from Ian.
Laura Layden | Naples Daily News | November 30, 2022
Visitor spending has soared in Southwest Florida this year.
In the fiscal year ending in September, Collier County collected nearly $47.5 million in tourist taxes — or bed taxes — alone.
That’s 59% — or about $17.6 million — more than the county’s tourism bureau budgeted.
In the prior year collections, charged on overnight stays, came in at $36.2 million, so they grew by more than $11 million.
Lee County also brought in record tourist taxes in fiscal 2022.