Orange Beach, AL (WKRG) – Starting next summer, you could pay more for a vacation in Orange Beach.
The city council approved a 2% lodging tax increase at its meeting tonight. The increase will go into effect on May 1. The lodging tax will go up from 11% to 13%.
City officials say the increase will generate between $4 and $6 million dollars a year. That money will go towards improving traffic and infrastructure.
Gulf Shores plans to mirror the Orange Beach increase. They will vote on the proposal Monday night.