St. Lucie County is Mobile & Social
St. Lucie County's Communications Division is always looking for ways to reach residents and visitors, whether it is through our websites, government access channel (SLCTV Comcast 28 / U-Verse 99), social media, mobile apps or traditional media outlets such as newspapers and television stations.
- My St. Lucie App (Records & Service Requests)
- Visit St. Lucie App (Visitor & Tourist Information)
- RouteShout (Treasure Coast Connector - Public Transit)
- Alert St. Lucie (Emergency Notification System)
- Sign up for phone calls, texts or emails at www.stlucieco.gov/alert
St. Lucie County Tourism Office Experiences Fourth Consecutive Record-Breaking Year in Bed Tax Collection
St. Lucie County Tourism Office experienced a 6.3 percent increase in bed tax revenue for the 2016-17 budget year, compared to the previous record-breaking year. The office, which handles the marketing to promote St. Lucie County as a tourist destination, set a new high, bringing in more than $3.9 million in bed tax revenue.
St. Lucie County hotels, resorts, condos and campgrounds are required by statute to collect a 5 percent “bed tax” on all stays less than six months. These funds are used to pay for tourism-related capital projects, the maintenance and operation of tourism-related facilities, as well as marketing and promotional activities to attract and promote tourism to St. Lucie County and its cities.
“Our key data to track tourism performance includes hotel occupancy levels, average daily rates and revenue per available room – all of these areas showed a positive increase over last year. This positive trend gives us a good indication that our destination is attracting more visitors and is seeing more demand,” said Charlotte Bireley, director of Tourism and Marketing for St. Lucie County.
“This past year, the county renegotiated its agreement with the New York Mets extending the Mets’ presence in St. Lucie County another 25 years – this renewed agreement added an estimated $400,000 in annual marketing value within the New York market targeting Mets fans. New York is Florida’s number one out of state market – so it gives St. Lucie the opportunity to get excellent exposure in a market that our budget could not otherwise afford,” stated Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky, chairman of the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners and chairman of the Tourist Development Council.
St. Lucie, Florida is home to the historic City of Fort Pierce, the vibrant City of Port St. Lucie and the beautiful uncrowded beaches of Hutchinson Island. St. Lucie is located on the Atlantic Ocean along the east coast of Florida, 120 miles southeast of Orlando and 115 miles north of Miami with direct access from Florida’s Turnpike, Interstate 95 and State Road 70. The area offers an array of visitor activities including beautiful beaches, championship golf, excellent outdoor and nature adventures, a thriving arts and cultural scene, world class fishing and dozens of unique attractions. A variety of affordable accommodations such as hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, vacation condos/homes and an all-inclusive resort are available. For more details visit www.visitstlucie.com, www.facebook.com/VisitStLucieFla; Twitter: @VisitStLucie and Instagram: @VisitStLucie.
For more information call Charlotte Bireley, at 772-462-1539 or email email@example.com.