WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita City Council on Tuesday approved a hotel tax increase, to create a tourism improvement business district.
The purpose of the district is to promote tourism and raise funds to market Wichita. The money generated by the 2.75% hotel tax in that district will go toward marketing efforts. Critics said some local businesses would pay more when they bring employees to the city for training or meetings.
The council approved the tax increase unanimously.