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Attraction Development Fund

The Attraction Development Fund is made possible by the Tourist Development Tax (TDT).  All accommodations rented for six months or less in Charlotte County are subject to the tax.  The tax is 5%.  Of the 5 pennies, 3 are used to market and promote Charlotte County as a tourist destination.  The other 2 pennies go toward the debt service on the stadium at the Charlotte Sports Park.  As the tax is generated by overnight guests in area accommodations, one of the primary purposes of any expenditure must be to create tourism which results in overnight stays.  This provides for a continual replenishment of the fund.

Documents:

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Attraction Development Fund - Program Guide / Framework

 

Phase I Application

 

Phase II Application

 

About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast Visitor and Convention Bureau, 18500 Murdock Circle, Suite B-104, Port Charlotte, FL; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at CharlotteHarborTravel.com.