Monday, September 16, 2013

Tourism on the rise in Iron County

In a report to the Iron County Board of Commissioners on Monday, the Cedar City Brian Head Tourism Bureau announced an increase in tourism in the area this summer. The Iron County transient room tax brought in $100,000 in income this summer though June, which is the highest amount earned in the history of the tax. This figure is up from the $46,000 raised last year during the same period.

Tourism was down in June, with fewer people attending the Utah Summer Games than in previous years. July and August saw large crowds thanks, in part, to the Tour of Utah. Visitors associated with the Tour of Utah spent about $100,000 in lodging when they came through the area.The Spectrum