For the first four months of Fiscal Year 2014, Idaho lodging properties and private campgrounds outperformed the first four months of FY 2013 by a whopping 8.7 percent. Southwest Idaho showed exceptionally strong growth over the same period last year with a 4-month gain of 13.9 percent. Eastern Idaho wasn’t far behind with growth of 12.3 percent.

Here are the details of how the seven tourism regions fared:

Lodging Tax Receipts
Jul-Oct 2012 Jul-Oct 2013 Abs Chg Pct Chg
North $926,073 $1,008,144 $82,071 8.9%
North Cent. $197,883 $209,819 $11,936 6.0%
Southwest $1,096,156 $1,248,780 $152,624 13.9%
Southcentral $270,974 $275,541 $4,567 1.7%
Southeast $258,810 $260,470 $1,660 0.6%
Eastern $493,707 $554,589 $60,882 12.3%
Central $392,862 $396,931 $4,069 1.0%
State $3,636,465 $3,954,274 $317,809 8.7%
Source: Idaho Tax Commission

Total lodging receipts by month, going back to 1993, are available at http://bit.ly/1ekizW0.

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