Room tax revenue rises in Bend

Published May 7, 2013 at 05:00AM

Lodging taxes collected in the city of Bend in March increased 15.5 percent over March 2011, according to figures released Monday.

Transient room taxes totaled $260,039 in March. That compares to 225,231 for March 2011, according to Visit Bend, the city’s tourism promotion agency.

So far this fiscal year, room tax collections have been about $2.8 million, up nearly 9 percent for the same period in the 2011-12 fiscal year. It also represents a historic high for the first nine months of a fiscal year, according to the agency.