There’s no doubt that room tax dollars have provided a real shot in the arm for the local economy & the effort to market Door County on a national & international basis. While the tax is applied to lodging facilities throughout the county, it also applies to homes that are rented out to individuals & families. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications & PR for the Door County Visitor Bureau, explains the criteria for homes where the room tax is applied…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/N868.mp3|titles=Jon Jarosh]
Jarosh says stakeholders from all of the room tax municipalities meet on a regular basis to administer the local program…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/N869.mp3|titles=Jon Jarosh]
Tourism is big business in Door County, ranked seventh statewide in tourism spending. Last year, the economic impact in the county was $289 million, up 6.6% over 2011.