To position Nacogdoches as a historic destination by attracting overnight visitors and positively affecting the city’s economy.
The Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau encourages, enhances and promotes tourism-related business and special events in the Nacogdoches area.
What can tourism do for your community?
Create opportunities for employment
Increase revenues for local businesses and industry
Generate tax revenue • Increase stability by broadening economic base
Increase leisure opportunities for residents
Make the community more attractive The CVB is funded through Hotel Occupancy Tax (as opposed to general tax revenue). This tax is collected on each hotel, motel or bed & breakfast room sold within the city. The local hotel tax rate is 13% (6% state and 7% local).
Hotel Occupancy Tax funds are restricted in use. Approved uses for Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax are based on a two-part test. First, every expenditure must directly enhance and promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry. Every expenditure of the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax must also clearly fit into one of the nine statutorily provided categories:
Funding the operation of convention and visitors bureaus
Paying for administrative costs for facilitating convention registration
Paying for tourism-related advertising and promotion of the city
Expenditures that promote the arts
Funding historical restoration or preservation programs
Fund certain expenses, including promotional expenses, directly related to a sporting event
Funding the enhancement or upgrading of existing sports facilities
Funding transportation systems for tourists
Signage directing tourists to sights and attractions that are visited frequently by hotel guests