Henry County received more than $900,000 in hotel-motel tax revenue in 2018, according to a report presented to the Board of Commissioners at its April 2 regular meeting. A representative of the Convention and Visitors Bureau said that the county’s share of that was just over $542,000 since the county receives 3 cents of the 5-cent tax. Numbers for 2018 tourist spending are not yet calculated, but in 2017 tourists spent $283 million in Henry County, generating $7.92 million in local tax revenue and contributing $64.4 million in resident wages, saving county residents $282 per household, according to the CVB rep. The bureau spent $649,265 last year promoting the county and its cities, garnering a benefit-cost ratio of almost 2-1, the report stated.
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