5% hotel tax grows 20% in Jan.

COLLECTION OF THE 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island totaled $926,330 in January, a 20.2% increase year over year. PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
COLLECTION OF THE 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island totaled $926,330 in January, a 20.2% increase year over year. PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
PROVIDENCE – The collection of the 5% state hotel tax totaled $926,330 in January, a 20.2% increase over January 2018, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue Thursday. Allocations for the various recipients all saw increases over the year: Regional tourism districts increased 30.2% to $328,198 Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau saw a 21.8%…

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