Small tax delivers big bang
If a lodging tax is a barometer of the economy, things are looking up in Alexandria.
The 3 percent tax brought in record amounts of revenue in August and September, according to Sara Stadtherr, executive director of Alexandria Hotel and Hospitality (AHH), which manages the funds.
The tax is collected at 13 local lodging establishments, which includes motels, hotels, two bed and breakfasts and two resorts.
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