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Hotel tax revenue higher than expected

Increase in tourists, growth in oil, gas industry key factors

September 30, 2012
By SAM SHAWVER , The Marietta Times

MARIETTA - An increase in tourists as well as continued growth in the local oil and gas industry have translated to higher-than-expected revenues from Marietta's hotel/motel since the beginning of this year. That's good news for the city and Marietta Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau who currently split the 6 percent bed tax on a 50/50 basis. But it's also great news for area hotels.



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