PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. April XX, 2018– Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council announce collections for the month of February 2018 were up 9.6 percent compared to February 2017, and the destination is currently up 6 percent for the fiscal year, which began October 2017.

 “2018 continues to bring with it countless reasons for friends and families to visit Panama City Beach,” states Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “Panama City Beach’s February results reflect the entire tourism community’s objective of attracting visitors year round and many are making Panama City Beach their vacation destination multiple times annually.”

Panama City Beach’s Mardi Gras celebration drew in guests near and far for a visit the weekend before Fat Tuesday, offering unbeatable family-friendly entertainment complete with spectacular views of the destination’s turquoise waters and white sand beaches. February also brought with it the sold-out Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival and Winter Resident Senior Prom and Grand Finale, giving guests both young and old the chance to soak in sunshine and experience a February vacation as unique as they are.

The Tourist Development Tax is a five percent tax on short-term rentals including hotels and condominiums. The tax funds marketing and promotional activities led by the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau. It is also used for beach cleaning and grooming, product improvement and beach renourishment.

For more information on Panama City Beach visit or the Bay County Clerk website to learn more about the bed tax.

About Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge.  With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers.  These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@Visit_PCB).