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So, depending on whom you ask, the TDC isn't marketing Okaloosa County aggressively enough, or it isn't marketing the county to the right demographic groups. Either way, the bottom line is money.

More tourists came. Their bed tax numbers are zooming.

Restaurant owner Charles Morgan has a different view. He told the Daily News' Dusty Ricketts the TDC isn't doing enough to lure well to do vacationers, the kind of people who would spend more money once they got here.

What's Okaloosa doing wrong?

The stats from Walton and Santa Rosa counties back this up. While Okaloosa's TDC reined in its spending, TDCs in Walton and Santa Rosa kept throwing money at the tourist market. And it worked. D Rose Shoes 4.5

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The stats from Walton and Santa Rosa counties back this up. While Okaloosa's TDC reined in its spending, TDCs in Walton and Santa Rosa kept throwing money at the tourist market. And it worked. More tourists came. Their bed tax numbers are zooming.

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about Okaloosa County's troubling decline in bed tax revenue. It disproves the argument that tourists are already here, the roads are already crowded, so we can stop spending money to promote this area.

What's Okaloosa doing wrong?

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The consensus among tourism boosters is that the county is paying the price of the Tourist Development Council scandal. After TDC chief Mark Bellinger's fraudulent spending came to light last year, TDC marketing Adidas Pro Model Basketball Shoes 2012

The consensus among tourism boosters is that the county is paying the price of the Tourist Development Council scandal. After TDC chief Mark Bellinger's fraudulent spending came to light last year, TDC marketing efforts stalled. "We really have been in a holding pattern with our funding," said Dale Peterson, TDC chairman.

That's the key. We have to keep reminding potential visitors of our sandy beaches and great fishing. Stop reminding them and they'll go somewhere else.

Restaurant owner Charles Morgan has a different view. He told the Daily News' Dusty Ricketts the TDC isn't doing enough to lure well to do vacationers, the kind of people who would spend more money once they got here.

So, depending on whom you ask, the TDC isn't marketing Okaloosa County aggressively enough, or it isn't marketing the county to the right demographic groups. Either way, the bottom line is money.

efforts stalled. "We really have been in a holding pattern with our funding," said Dale Peterson, TDC chairman.

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Here's the problem: Tax revenue collected Men's Adidas D Rose 773 Iii Basketball Shoes on short term lodgings in Okaloosa declined in May for the second month in a row. The drop was small down 2.5 percent from May 2012 but it came amid strong gains in Walton County (up 9.8 percent) and Santa Rosa County (up 13.5 percent).

Okaloosa's sagging bed tax figures show that if we stop promoting the area, tourism will slow. It might stop.

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Okaloosa's sagging bed tax figures show that if we stop promoting the area, tourism will slow. It might stop.

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That's the key. We have to keep reminding potential visitors of our sandy beaches and great fishing. Stop reminding them and they'll go somewhere else.

There is one good thing about Okaloosa County's troubling decline in bed tax revenue. It disproves the argument that tourists are already here, the roads are already crowded, so we can stop spending money to promote this area.

Here's the problem: Tax revenue collected on short term lodgings in Okaloosa declined in May for the second month in a row. The drop was small down 2.5 percent from May 2012 but it came amid strong gains in Walton County (up 9.8 percent) and Santa Rosa County (up 13.5 percent).

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