The revenues brought in from assessments on hotel room revenues were made higher after the city council, on Tuesday, March 5th, approved additions of the revenues from 2013 into February, and an amount that remained from the full count from the last Tourism Marketing District period that ended on December 31st. Hotel business promoters will have 19.5 million dollars to spend.
Revenues grew above the 17.8 million dollars originally budgeted for fiscal year 2013. The previous district that now has been renewed cancelled collections at the end of December.
An additional 1.6 million dollars was added to the district's account. A million came in this year through February. Another 0.6 million was approved for the 2012 collections.
The money paid at hotel counters was upgraded at year by the hotel visitors who stayed at hotels in the city for the wine and food festival, the California State Games, and the crew classic. The Rock & Roll Marathon made big revenues.
A large share of the funds will go to the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau that plays a vital role in hotel marketing, tourism promotion, and putting on special events and programs.
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