Tourism Statistics

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Collier County enacts a 5% tax on all hotel, campground and vacation rental stays of six months or less. Please note that many of our winter or seasonal residents are Collier County property owners and do not stay in hotels, so they are not contributing to the Tourist Development Tax and are therefore not considered nor are they counted as, visitors.

For more information on tourism statistics including visitation trends and tourist development tax collection, visit the Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site Media Center.

The distribution of the tourist development tax dollars is set according to Collier County ordinance. The funds are dispersed to each of the authorized uses using the percentages of total Tourist Tax collections as follows:

• BEACHES: 42.56%
o Beach Renourishment, Pass & Inlet Maintenance 38.98%
o Beach Park Facilities: 3.58%

• PROMOTION: 47.85%
o Destination Promotion & Administration: 33.57%
o Amateur Sports Complex/Debt: 14.28%

• MUSEUMS: 9.59%
o County Museum Operations: 7.68%
o Non-County Museum Grants: 1.91%

Further regulations concerning the use of the Tourist Development Tax proceeds are outlined in the Florida State Statute 125.0104 and the Collier County Tourist Development Tax ordinance.