The Convention & Visitors Bureau tracks a variety of statistics about its activities and the lodging industry.

Lodging statistics through February show the city is off to a great start with increases over last year in revenue, room sales and average daily rate.

The bureau recently began using Smith Travel Research for lodging statistics and they are posted monthly at Founded in 1985, STR gathers lodging data from 58,000 hotels in 16 countries and provides them on a subscription basis.

For information about the statistics, call the CVB at 881-5300 or drop an email to