Your Monthly South Walton Tourism Update

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Monthly TDT Information

Tourist Development Tax collection showed a 36.64% increase in South Walton for January 2021 compared with the previous year. Total collections for January 2021 were $1,118,307.

The Tourist Development Tax, or bed tax, is a five percent 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. 

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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
  • What's New in South Walton
  • Update Your Business Listing
  • Events Calendar
  • COVID-19 Efforts


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  • Capital Improvements
  • Customary Use 




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  • 2022 Event Sponsorship Program
  • February Website Stats
  • Book>Direct Accommodations Search Engine
  • COVID-19 Response
  • New Print Publications
  • Beach Flag Magnets 


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