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Marketing activities the city depends on to raise the tourism visits back up, after a 2013 year hotel room visits went up at a little above fifty percent the 2011 growth, will get the 46,211,911 dollars in annual fiscal year funds the San Diego Tourism Marketing District agreed on with the city council this week. 14,887,871 dollars in the funds collected from hoteliers for the current fiscal year marketing are in the 2014-15 fiscal year budget.

The advertisin the hoteliers pool their resources to pay for plays a big role in attracting inquiries into tourism possibilities on the TMD's website, socialmedia, e-mail, and phone. The San DIego TOurism Marketing District agreed with the city to use its hoteliers gross room rental revenue to develop tourism until November in 2017, the month the current five year agreement expires.

Annually, the district pays employees wages and benefits, and hires contractors, to cary out its marketing campaign. ROom stays make the receipts grow in one of the most profitable industries in San Diego, tourism. A major employment industry. Advertising, the largest expense the TMD uses the district collections to pay for, keeps the city open, and welcoming, to visitors throughout the tourism times in the year.

The big budget spent on direct sales to tourism consumers and arketing to the tourist market builds up the Transient Occupancy Taxes and sales taxe revenue the city depends on for its major annual revenues. Sales to businesses that hold meetings at hotels keep the business in tourism busy. Marketers also show off the travel and trade opportunities in San Diego people from out of town add to theiur plans.

Low recession year tourism activities still holds back the industry growth. San Diego TOurism Marketing District marketers preapre the industry to return to the busy mass business experienced in San Diego in typical years. Work guaranteeing the indsutry business grows will not be finished until San DIego regains its competitive attractiveness as a destination south of Los Angeles. A city set on attracting 50 million visitors by 2020.

THis is the latest telling news for High Times on Friday. To read an earlier article, read
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