State report: Visitors to Natchez spent $106.7 million from June 2012 to July 2013

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NATCHEZ, Miss. – A state report finds visitors to Natchez spent an estimated $106.7 million from June 2012 to July 2013.

The Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1gcKbKz ) the Mississippi Development Authority released its annual report last week on the economic contribution of the travel and tourism industry for the state fiscal year 2013, which ran from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

The report shows Natchez visitors spent 13.2 per cent more in the 2013 fiscal year than the $94.2 million spent in the 2012 fiscal year.

Room and restaurant tax revenues totalled $1.59 million, up 12.6 per cent over the $1.41 collected in the 2012 fiscal year. The tax revenues include the 3 per cent lodging, $2 hotel and bed-and-breakfast occupancy and 1.5 per cent restaurant taxes.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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