3% MRDT Approved for 2017

Increased hotel tax approved for Prince George

Prince George, BC- The City of Prince George in collaboration with Tourism Prince George’s application for the renewal and rate increase of the three per cent tax (increased from two per cent) on the purchase of accommodation within the City of Prince George under the Municipal and Regional District Tax Program has been approved.  The renewal and increase will take effect on July 1, 2017.

“Tourism Prince George is very pleased to announce that our MRDT application has been successful and we propose to use the funds to increase and attract higher profile sport events and meetings and conventions to the City,” says CEO Erica Hummel. The tax program is intended to contribute to an increase in local tourism revenue, visitation, and economic benefits.

“Council is pleased that Tourism Prince George will now be able to draw upon this increased resource to attract bigger, better, and even more events to our city,” says Lyn Hall, Mayor of Prince George. “A city’s ability to attract sport and event tourism is a vital piece of the local economy. We are pleased that Tourism PG has an increased capacity to do this important work and we thank them for their on-going efforts on behalf of our city.” 

About Tourism Prince George:

Tourism Prince George (TPG) is a not-for-profit society created in January 2010 that is governed by tourism industry stakeholders through an appointed Board of Directors. A stakeholder model has been adopted by the Tourism Prince George Board of Directors meaning that all tourism businesses and organizations in the Prince George region are automatically stakeholders without paying a membership fee.

Media Contact: Annie Doran

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Direct: 250.649.3211   Email: doran@tourismpg.com 

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