TDO’s Peter Cranis Provides an Update on Negative Effect of Coronavirus on Space Coast Tourism

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Tourist Development Office promotes growth, development and quality of tourism on Space Coast

TOURISM TALK ON SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Brevard County Tourism Office Director Peter Cranis provides an update about the devastating effect that Coronavirus has had on the Space Coast’s most important industries. With the beaches and travel restricted to combat the spread of COVID-19, hotels and the hospitality sector are all but shuttered in Brevard County.

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On the most recent edition of “Tourism Talk,” from the Space Coast Daily TV studios, Space Coast Office of Tourism Director Peter Cranis detailed the decline in the Tourist Development Tax collections.

The Brevard County Tourist Development Council was established to promote growth, development and quality of tourism on the Space Coast and consists of nine members appointed by the Brevard County Commission.

The TDC oversees the Tourist Development Tax (Resort Tax), a 5 percent tax on the total rental amount collected from every person or other party who rents, leases, or lets for consideration living quarters or accommodation in any hotel, apartment hotel, motel, resort motel, apartment, apartment motel, rooming house, mobile home park, recreational vehicle park, or condominiums for a period of 6 months or less.

The Space Coast Office of Tourism is the body responsible for the marketing of tourism operations in Brevard County, Florida.

The office is funded through the tourism tax, which is then used to provide advertising and marketing for the region and to develop tourism-related programs.

The Brevard County Tourist Development Council was established to promote growth, development and quality of tourism on the Space Coast and consists of nine members appointed by the Brevard County Commission.
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