This is fantastic news for our Local Quad Cities and our thriving economy!
Strong tourism can inflex millions of dollars into our local economy which is why it is so important.
“One way to analyze whether tourism is growing in a community is to look at the collection of hotel-motel taxes.”
This is a telling figure and great indicator of any rise in local tourists.
“In the QC, (via Visit Quad Cities) tax revenue increased from almost $4.5 million in 2014 to more than $6 million last year. That’s an increase of almost 37 percent in those five years.”
President of the organization behind all things “QC tourism”, Dave Herrell, wants to see the collection of hotel-motel taxes in the QC rise to $10 million.
The John Deere Classic has been a huge tourism pull for the QC for years, and Visit Quad Cities is hoping that the Alternating Currents music fest will become an icon of the Midwest as well.