Ulster County Is Alive

  |  June 10, 2013

At least, that’s the word from Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, who revealed that the county saw a 6.2 percent increase in occupancy tax revenue in 2012 over the year before: that’s right, more hotel rooms, more tax on hotel rooms, more revenue, more vistors, more jobs, more goodness.

“In 2012, the county collected just over $1.1 million in occupancy taxes, an increase of about $64,391 compared to 2011,” reads a recent press release. “This was the third consecutive year in which occupancy tax revenues have increased, rising at total of about 14.4 percent since 2009. Ulster County has become a true vacation destination over the past several years, due in part to the Ulster County Alive! marketing campaign initiated by Hein and the county tourism department.”

And, of course, you can book a hotel room on the Ulster County Alive site, adding to the goodness.

Hey, maybe the uptick also had something to do with Upstater’s boosterism? Which makes us wonder: What are your favorite attractions, destinations and best kept secrets (until now) of Ulster County? Oh, and your favorite places to stay?

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