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Gainesville unveils visitor info kiosk; hotel/motel tax revenues up this year

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GAINESVILLE - Gainesville Tourism and Trade unveiled its new visitor's kiosk
Wednesday during this week's Blue Sky Concert Series downtown. And, tourism and trade officials announced that hotel/motel taxes this year are "trending upward."

Tourism and Trade Manager, Deb Gregson, said the kiosk is designed to bring information to the visitor.

"I'm sure we've all been in a situation when we visited another community and wished we had quick access to a Visitor's Guide or a map. This mobile kiosk was designed to bring the information to someone who is already visiting our downtown. It keeps them from having to leave and find our office," Gregson said.

The kiosk will be housed inside Frames You Nique and rolled outside
the store during events and on weekends to assist visitors.

"We are three months into the Fiscal Year and Gainesville's Hotel/
Motel Tax is trending higher than the previous five years," Gregson said.
"Based on planned events in 2013 and 2014 we expect these numbers
will remain steady."
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