by Sarah J.F. Braley | October 29, 2013
According to KRIS, an NBC-affiliate in south Texas, president and CEO Keith Arnold of the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau resigned last week, just before an audit revealed that about 21,400 of 90,000 room nights reported to have been sold from 2011 through 2013 could not be confirmed. The bureau, which gets about 40 percent of the city's hotel tax revenues (the tax rate is 7 percent) to promote local tourism initiatives and attract convention business, has received more than $4.1 million since August 2012. Arnold leaves his post on Friday, with about two years left on his contract.