Your Monthly South Walton Tourism Update

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Monthly TDT Information

Tourist Development Tax collection showed an 85.62% increase in South Walton for November 2020 compared with the previous year. Total collections for November 2020 were $1,668,781.

The Tourist Development Tax, or bed tax, is a 5% tax collected on hotels, condos and other short term rentals. It is the best way to gauge visitation and demand trends in South Walton. The revenue supports tourism marketing and beach operations including cleaning and maintaining beaches, lifeguards, destination improvements and preservation initiatives. 

TDC Advisory Committee Applications

The Walton County Tourist Development Council is now accepting applications for its Marketing and Communications Committee, a volunteer advisory committee that assists the TDC with tourist development and creative initiatives. Selected members will serve until Dec. 31, 2022. The application deadline is Jan. 29. 

Applications and a members' code of conduct can be found at For more information, please contact Cindy Selph at (850) 267-1216 or 


COVID-19 Response

The safety of Walton County remains at the forefront of our minds. We've created a COVID-19 Travel Updates page on our website to share the latest information related to accommodations, restaurants, events, and travel safety. This page is updated regularly as new information becomes available. 


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  • South Walton in the News
  • Press Release Round-Up
  • Update Your Business Listing
  • COVID-19 Update


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  • Beach Access Updates
  • Capital Improvements
  • COVID-19 Response 
  • Managed Vendor Program
  • Customary Use


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  • Co-Op Marketing Opportunities  
  • Book>Direct Accommodations Search Engine
  • COVID-19 Response
  • November Website Stats
  • Print Publications
  • Beach Flag Magnets


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  • Group Sales Updates
  • Visitor Center Updates
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