More people stayed in Idaho hotels, motels and campgrounds last year. That’s according to tax collection data provided by the Idaho State Tax Commission and Idaho Department of Commerce.
The state raked in more than $7 million during the last fiscal year which ended June 30. That’s an increase of almost 7 percent over fiscal year 2011.
The state keeps 2 percent of the lodging taxes paid at most hotels and campgrounds in Idaho. That money is then used for tourism promotion.