Twin Lakes considering hotel/motel tax

hotel-mf-mfeinfVillage trustees are considering levying a new 8 percent tax on hotel/motel stays in the village.

Staff made the suggestion at a meeting Monday as a way to generate money the Kenosha Area Convention and Visitors Bureau would use to promote overnight stays in the village, village administrator David Cox said.  A draft ordinance for the tax says 90 percent of the funds raised would go to the KACVB.

Trustees discussed asking the motels and hotels in the village how they feel about the tax and the resulting marketing efforts and inviting a representative of the KACVB to a meeting to explain the group’s marketing efforts. Village President Howard Skinner asked Cox to set up a meeting that the motel owners and convention officials could both attend.

The KACVB mission statement says the organization “promotes the Kenosha area as a fun. friendly refreshing and affordable overnight tourism and meeting destination to individuals, groups and businesses throughout the world.”

Four county municiaplties participate in the KACVB: Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, Bristol and Wheatland.


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