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