Reno-Tahoe hotel room tax revenue set a record last year
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Taxes on hotel and motel rooms generated record tax revenue in the Reno-Tahoe area last year as visitation continued to rebound after a resulting drop in tourism of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic nearly two years ago.
The Reno/Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority says Washoe County hotels and motels reported nearly $420.5 million in taxable revenue per room in 2021. That’s more than 4% more than the previous record high. $403.6 million established in 2019.
The county also set six monthly records, breaking previous marks set in 2018-19 before the coronavirus outbreak triggered local shutdowns and international travel restrictions.
This includes the first-ever time Chambers’ taxable revenue topped $50 million in a single month when $53.8 million was reported in July, breaking the record of $41.4 million set in July 2019. Monthly totals in April, June, October, November and December also broke records. set in 2019-20.
Part of the increase in revenue was the result of higher room rates, which averaged a record high of $135.99 per day. The number of rooms occupied last year was 3.1 million.
That was actually less than the 3.4 million rooms occupied in 2019, when the previous daily rate record was $118.10.
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