In the State of Florida, each county collects a “bed” tax on the rental of vacation home rentals and hotels of 5%. This tax is known as the Tourist Development Tax.
The Tourist Development Tax is used for beach and shoreline improvements, to increase tourism in the off season and to increase awareness about Lee County as a vacation destination utilizing a county-wide cooperative marketing program to encourage local public and non-profit attractions to market their facilities to tourists.
The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) is devoted to maintaining and building year-round tourism in Lee County. The VCB website is called The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.
Recently, the VCB put together a video called Preserving The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.
By working to preserve The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, the VCB through the use of the Tourist Development Tax is really preserving the moments you make on them.