Northern Kentucky's Additional 1% Occupancy Bed Tax Tool Kit For Hotels
Hello Hotel Partners,
As you may have recently seen in the local newspapers and news stations or perhaps via a letter from our office, the three Fiscal Courts in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties have implemented an additional 1% of occupancy tax for all hotel rooms sold in the three counties. This additional visitor generated revenue will develop a capital fund to expand the Northern Kentucky Convention Center and to support future tourism related projects.
This addition to the current tax will go into effect on October 1, 2017. The new total tax for any hotel room sold in Northern Kentucky will be 12.36% vs the current 11.3%.
Our bureau has internally prepared for the region, by contacting the OTA's (Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, etc) with the new tax rate for the region. We are also in the process of contacting all future bureau definite customers letting them know about the change.
We want to ensure that your hotels and staff are ready for this change and have tools available to help you through this transition. Please share this webpage and tools with your staff as needed.
As always, we stand ready to assist our hotels in every way possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our offices or email us directly.
Our Best Regards,
Eric Summe - President and CEO, meetNKY
Julie Kirkpatrick - Vice President, Sales & Marketing, meetNKY
Mary Watkins - Director - Bureau Operations, meetNKY
Click HERE for the Hotel Checklist for Implementation
Click HERE for Regional Tax Comparison
Click HERE for an Example Guest Letter
Click HERE for an Example Definite Contracted Business Letter