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Pam's Points: Local leaders push us three steps back - Chattanooga Times Free Press

Pam's Points: Local leaders push us three steps backChattanooga Times Free PressWith that spending of our $7.8 million, the CVB brought in about $1 billion in tourism, and yes, that seems a great return on our money. But other cities do just as...

Alton panel favors 1 percent rise in hotel tax, raising electricity tax - Alton Telegraph

Alton panel favors 1 percent rise in hotel tax, raising electricity taxAlton TelegraphALTON — As a compromise for local hotel-motel operators, an aldermanic panel Monday dropped plans for a new, $2 per night room tax, instead recommending...

Alton panel favors 1 percent rise in hotel tax, raising electricity tax - Alton Telegraph

Alton panel favors 1 percent rise in hotel tax, raising electricity taxAlton TelegraphALTON — As a compromise for local hotel-motel operators, an aldermanic panel Monday dropped plans for a new, $2 per night room tax, instead recommending...

Village says 'no' to short term vacation rentals - Agassiz-Harrison Observer

Agassiz-Harrison ObserverVillage says 'no' to short term vacation rentalsAgassiz-Harrison ObserverHarrison Hot Springs homeowners are no longer allowed to rent their homes to short-term visitors to the community, but legal Bed and Breakfast (B&B)...

Village says 'no' to short term vacation rentals - Agassiz-Harrison Observer

Village says 'no' to short term vacation rentalsAgassiz-Harrison ObserverHarrison Hot Springs homeowners are no longer allowed to rent their homes to short-term visitors to the community, but legal Bed and Breakfast (B&B) operations will continue...

Boone to vote on hotel bed tax - Cincinnati.com

Boone to vote on hotel bed taxCincinnati.comBURLINGTON – The 1 percentage point increase in the transient room tax is set to go before the Boone County Fiscal Court. The court will hear the first reading of the tax increase ordinance 5:30 p.m....

New Orleans CVB Launches 13th Annual COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month - TravelPulse

New Orleans CVB Launches 13th Annual COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant MonthTravelPulseCOOLinary New Orleans, along with NOCVB's Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown campaign, has become a staple summer calendar event for locals and visitors alike for...

Transient room tax revenues expected to see an increase - Paducah Sun

Transient room tax revenues expected to see an increasePaducah SunAfter a 1.69 percent decline last year in McCracken County transient room tax revenues, Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Executive Director Mary Hammond expects a...

Abingdon imposes ordinance to regulate internet marketplace room rentals - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Abingdon imposes ordinance to regulate internet marketplace room rentalsBristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)The ordinance states: “The Council of the Town of Abingdon, Virginia had become concerned that its local hotels, motels and bed...

Bandera woos hotel developer with incentives - San Antonio Express-News (subscription)

San Antonio Express-News (subscription)Bandera woos hotel developer with incentivesSan Antonio Express-News (subscription)City Administrator Linda Coones said, “My direction from council is to work with our financial adviser to make sure the city...

Don't regulate Airbnb out of business - The Courier-Express

Don't regulate Airbnb out of businessThe Courier-ExpressAirbnb has responded by agreeing to pay hotel taxes, as it does in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Representatives also have expressed a willingness to pay the 4 percent room tax levied by...

Online lodging - Salina Journal

Salina JournalOnline lodgingSalina JournalIt's the same tax that applies if you were staying at a hotel,” he said. “We worked out a tax agreement with the state government. ... Merrilee Severino and her husband, Kelvin Gorrell, of Salina, rent out...

This Week in Tourism: The Heat is On! - Alton Telegraph

Alton TelegraphThis Week in Tourism: The Heat is On!Alton TelegraphEDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly column provided by the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau that discusses the impact of tourism on our region. We continue to keep things...

This Week in Tourism: The Heat is On! - Alton Telegraph

This Week in Tourism: The Heat is On!Alton TelegraphEDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly column provided by the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau that discusses the impact of tourism on our region. We continue to keep things hot in the...

Hotel tax ideal funding source for arena renovation - Cincinnati.com

Hotel tax ideal funding source for arena renovationCincinnati.comThere is a sacred tax available staring everyone in the face to fund either U.S. Bank Arena (or a different arena) and that is the transient hotel tax, also known as the bed tax....

More tall buildings, bowling alley planned for downtown Scottsdale - AZCentral.com

More tall buildings, bowling alley planned for downtown ScottsdaleAZCentral.com"When you're putting tall hotels downtown in a business district, though, they're not near single-family homes and you're getting bed tax from the hotels, (and)...

Plan creates Prince William Office of Tourism, dissolves CVB - PotomacLocal.com

Plan creates Prince William Office of Tourism, dissolves CVBPotomacLocal.comPRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY — An ongoing collaboration to sell the “Greater Prince William” region to travelers and businesses may soon be a thing of the past. Discover Prince...

Community Development director reveals new details of Guenoc Valley project - Lake County News

Community Development director reveals new details of Guenoc Valley projectLake County NewsLotusland proposes to build a low density resort with several four- and five-star luxury hotels that have a total of 1,200 hotel rooms, a residential...

Expand Prospect Heights Tourism Board? - Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Expand Prospect Heights Tourism Board?Journal & Topics Newspapers OnlineThe Tourism Board grew out of the former Prospect Heights Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the city's joining of the North Shore CVB. It has its own budget and works to...

CVB juggles Chiefs camp, eclipse, new center planning - News-Press Now

CVB juggles Chiefs camp, eclipse, new center planningNews-Press NowThe St. Joseph Convention & Visitors Bureau is preparing for the total solar eclipse that will be happening Aug. 21, but they also have to prepare for all the Kansas City Chiefs...
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