Category: Tourism Talk

TOURISM TALK: Florida’s Space Coast is Globe’s Busiest Launch Site

Florida’s Space Coast, home to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and all orbital crewed launches dating back to the Mercury program in the early 1960s, continued to see record numbers of launches in 2021, matching the record of 31 set in 2020. […]

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TOURISM TALK: Brevard Tourist Development Tax Collection Numbers Set Record in August

TDO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PETER CRANIS: We now have our August Tourist Development Tax numbers.  The final number was $1.39 million – a 61% improvement over August, 2020 and a 15.6% improvement over August, 2019, making it the best August in history. […]

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TOURISM TALK: April Tourist Development Tax Numbers Strongest in Brevard County History

TDO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PETER CRANIS: The April Tourist Development Tax numbers have come in, and as expected, it exceeded April 2019 numbers 17 percent making it the strongest April in TDT history. The Tourist Development Tax year to date of $8.526 million is 38.6 percent ahead of budget ($6.150 million) and 3.1 percent ahead of the prior year ($8.271 million) which is the first time we are actually up over the 2019-20 fiscal year. […]

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