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Utah's Tourism-related Tax Revenues Up

Utah's Tourism-related Tax Revenues Up

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's tourism tax revenues are up.

Governor Jon Huntsman announced the increase last week at the end of the Utah Tourism Conference held in at the College of Eastern Utah in Price.

The state's restaurant tax revenue is up 8.5 percent to $29 million. Taxes on hotel rooms, campgrounds and other temporary residences are up almost 17 percent at $24.4 million.

Requests for information from the Utah Office of Tourism are also up. Since the "Life Elevated" slogan first appeared in April of last year, requests for Utah travel guides is up almost 300 percent.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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