The Tourism Department is responsible for the marketing and branding efforts of the Village and is the liaison for the Tourism Board.
- Promote Bal Harbour’s unique Lifestyle, Culinary and Hotel Offerings, Cultural Connections, Extraordinary Fashion Selection and Secluded Beaches
- Increase brand equity, awareness and preference amongst Tourists, Travel Professionals and Potential Residents in Key Feeder Markets throughout North and Latin America, and Europe
Bal Harbour Village is one of only three Miami-Dade County municipalities, along with the City of Miami Beach and the Town of Surfside, to levy a resort tax, and in doing so takes advantage of the benefits derived from this revenue source. This includes the reinvestment in the promotion of tourism and enhancing tourist eligible activities throughout the Village as well as efforts related to the beautification and maintenance of the Village in areas visited by tourists.
Bal Harbour Village levies a Resort Tax of four (4) percent of the amount received for the occupancy of a room in any hotel, motel, or apartment house. In addition, it levies two (2) percent on retail sales of all items of food or beverages, alcoholic or otherwise, sold at retail for consumption on the premises, at any place of business within the Village. Both these levies are consistent with Part I, Chapter 212, of Florida Statutes.