Tag: hotel taxes

Honolulu Mayor wants to increase hotel taxes

editor editor- March 2, 2019 02:11

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today unveiled a US$2.83 billion operating budget, - 8.6 percent higher than last year, which is the equivalent of an additional $223 million. The proposed tax ... Read More

Chicago sets new tourism record with over 57.6 million visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 19:32

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that the city set a new tourism record, welcoming more than 57.6 million visitors in 2018 - a growth of 4.3% over the previous ... Read More

Hawaii: Biting the hand that feeds it

editor editor- April 23, 2009 06:23

Tourism officials and the Lingle administration are turning up the heat today in the face of a critical legislative vote to raise the hotel room tax. Read More

Expedia: You tax us, we’ll ditch you

editor editor- April 22, 2009 06:07

Expedia Inc. says it has spent more than $20 million during the past 12 months on " Florida-specific" advertising, including television commercials, radio spots, and online banners and key words. Read More

Atlanta among U.S. cities suing online travel companies

editor editor- September 10, 2008 05:27

The city of Atlanta asked Georgia’s highest court for permission to continue pursuing a high-stakes lawsuit that claims online travel companies are illegally pocketing millions of dollars in hotel t Read More