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Hotel, Motel tax set to increase

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The city of Albany will soon get additional revenue from visitors.

Tuesday night, the City Commission voted to increase the lodging tax from 7 to 8 percent.

But officials say it's in line with other cities in the state.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau says the money generated from the tax helps promote tourism in the city.

"It gives us an opportunity to promote tourism, to go to tourism product development. All in all it's a good thing. Throughout the state of Georgia it is an industry standard now to be at 8 percent so it's not like were taking any steps ahead of anyone else," says RaShelle Beasley with the CVB.

The tax will be applied to any public lodging in the city.

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