Hotel Tax Boost Approved
Prince George, B.C.- As of July 1st this year, the tax applied to hotel accommodation in Prince George will be increased to 3 percent.
The increase, requested by the City of Prince George in collaboration with Tourism Prince George, has been given the green light under the Municipal and Regional District Tax Program. The current tax is 2%.
“Tourism Prince George is very pleased to announce that our MRDT application has been successful and we propose to use the funds to increase and attract higher profile sport events and meetings and conventions to the City,” says CEO Erica Hummel.
The tax program is intended to contribute to an increase in local tourism revenue, visitation, and economic benefits.
“Council is pleased that Tourism Prince George will now be able to draw upon this increased resource to attract bigger, better, and even more events to our city,” says Lyn Hall, “A city’s ability to attract sport and event tourism is a vital piece of the local economy. We are pleased that Tourism PG has an increased capacity to do this important work and we thank them for their on-going efforts on behalf of our city.”