Spring Break Numbers Saw 20% Increase

By: Kavontae Smalls Email
By: Kavontae Smalls Email

Spring Break 2012 was a huge hit according to the latest round of bed tax numbers which exceeded expectations.

Panama City Beach saw a 20% jump in revenue during the month of March. The figures total $1.7 million; that’s nearly $290,000 more than last year.

Tourism officials believe the good weather played a big role in drawing thousands to the beach. Many visitors were within driving distance, but there were some who came by plane.

College students were not the only ones enjoying some fun in the sun this year as more families with children also took to the beach.

The tourist development council ran several promotions this year including gas giveaways and used online advertising to attract more tourists.


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  • by Richard Krauth Location: Lynn Haven on May 4, 2012 at 09:01 AM
    Before the numbers came out,all we heard was about those people and the gangsters invating the city for spring break. Now the numbers are out and the people who trashed the breakers are counting the money and smiling. Unreal.
  • by Tom Location: PCB on May 4, 2012 at 05:16 AM
    Who cares about the money! They do nothing but destroy the beach and tie up traffic.
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