When out-of-towners stay in are hotels, Hamilton County benefits from the transit occupancy tax.
The tourist tax was used to build the Cincinnati and Sharonville convention centers. A large portion is still used to cover the debt service on those projects and the rest goes to the Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote tourism.
Monday, the County Administration laid out options to County Commissioners for pulling back some of those revenues and using them elsewhere.
Memorial Day weekend means the start of summer vacations, and before you plan on leaving town, listen to what Linda Antus, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network, tells Mark Perzel about everything that will be going on in and around Cincinnati this summer. You might want to consider visiting some of the local attractions and events, even invite friends and family to join you.