Visit Bend is about the release their figures showing that the number of people choosing to visit Bend is increasing each month. "The City of Bend and Deschutes County both reported their transient room tax collections for the month of April. And the good news continues in the tourism industry. April represented the 17th consecutive month of year over year increases in transient room taxes in the City of Bend. That's very positive news, and we're hoping that momentum continues through the summer." Visit Bend spokesman Doug La Placa says having the upward trend year after year means that the City of Bend can help fund the tourism industry, and help pay for some city improvements.