Panama City Beach sees record tourism numbers in March

PANAMA City BEACH — Soon after reaching a new milestone, Dan Rowe, president and CEO of Go to Panama City Seaside, said the city is without a question an “all-American beach front town.”

In accordance to Rowe, March of this calendar year was the busiest March in the tourism heritage of Panama City Beach, creating virtually $2.9 million in tourism advancement tax earnings. That is about $400,000 a lot more than March 2021, which earlier held the title. 

It should really be mentioned that 2021 was the Beach’s busiest calendar year ever, bringing in about $36.75 million in tourism tax collections. 

Panama City Beach is flooded with tourists March 17. March 2022 was the busiest March in the tourism history of Panama City Beach, generating almost $2.9 million in tourism development tax revenue.

“This calendar year, we understood that we ended up heading to maintain on to most of the business we acquired last 12 months because the fundamentals of our neighborhood are strong, (but) we didn’t know if we would exceed last year’s (figures) due to the fact we were anticipating a industry correction (immediately after the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020),” Rowe said. “We were being thrilled that the benefits of March came in where by they had been.

“… It definitely goes to exhibit the relevance of that excellent seaside experience in people’s life.”

The city also was capable to break the document with out relying on crowds of spring breakers to raise its economy in March — a thing PCB counted on before 2015, when huge crowds of get together hungry, faculty-aged vacationers would flock to the location just about every 12 months.

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