Lodging revenue in Adams County, Pa., surpassed $52 million in 2017, setting a record in sales for overnight stays in hotels/motels, bed and breakfasts, guest houses and campground cottages.
The total rentals in 2017, according to the Adams County Office of Treasurer, tallied $52,004,343 - breaking the previous high set in 2013, the year that Gettysburg commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and Gettysburg Address. The lodging revenue for Adams County in 2013 was slightly more than $50 million.
"Tourism is strong in Adams County," said Norris Flowers, President of Destination Gettysburg, the county's official destination management organization. "Overnight stays are an important barometer for the strength of tourism - and the revenue collected for lodging positively impacts spending by visitors in other areas such as shopping, dining and entertainment."
In Adams County, a 5-percent tax is collected on all overnight stays - with the exception of tent and RV site rentals at campgrounds. Last year, the revenue generated through the lodging tax totaled more than $2.63 million.
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