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Bend Tourism A Bright Spot As Room Taxes Reach Record

AP | Aug. 23, 2012 6:35 a.m. | Updated: Aug. 23, 2012 8:07 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

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The Central Oregon economy has been struggling, but tourism remains a bright spot.

A canoe on Mirror Pond (file)

A canoe on Mirror Pond (file)

Michael Clapp / OPB

KTVZ reports that the growth of the tourism industry in Bend can be seen through a city-collected tax on hotels and other short-term lodging.

Room tax collections topped $3.5 million this past fiscal year — a record high in Bend. The figure also represents a 7.4 percent increase over the last fiscal year.

Visit Bend President and CEO Doug LaPlaca tells the station that people are mostly coming to Bend for sightseeing and the year-round outdoor recreation.

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Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/

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