The City of Dublin Hotel/Motel Tax Fund was established to improve the quality of life for our residents, corporate citizens and visitors. Home to 15 hotels/motels, Dublin generates funds from a six-percent tax on overnight stays. These funds are invested back into the community through designated projects and events that enhance visitor appeal and encourage overnight stays.
What benefits does the Dublin community receive from Hotel Bed Tax dollars?
The Hotel/Motel Tax fund supports community events and activities that enhance the resident and visitor experience in Dublin. It also provides the funds and staffing to market the City of Dublin as a destination attracting local, regional, national and international events and conferences which result in more overnight hotel stays and a greater overall economic impact within our community.
The Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau, an internationally accredited organization, is the sales and marketing organization charged with selling Dublin, Ohio as a travel destination.
The Bureau reinvests bed tax dollars for the community. Some recent highlights include securing the Top Gun Football Camp attracting 1,500+ athletes from 49 states with an economic impact of $3.9 million; hosting United States Australian Rules Football National Championship attracting 40 teams from across the U.S. and Canada; establishing a new advertising campaign reenergizing Dublin’s Irish Attitude; welcoming visitors to the Dublin Visitor Information Center from 46 states and 23 countries; and many more.
Hotel Bed Tax Funds also support City of Dublin sponsored events such as the Dublin Irish Festival, the Independence Day Parade and Concert as well as the Dublin Arts Council Art in Public Places program.
The Hotel/Motel Tax also funds grants each year for designated projects and events that enhance visitor appeal and encourage overnight stays. More information on the Hotel/Motel Tax Grants is available here.