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Southern Delaware Tourism, chambers uniting against funding cut - Sussex County Post

Sussex County PostSouthern Delaware Tourism, chambers uniting against funding cutSussex County PostEarlier this month, the Joint Finance Committee cut funding to Southern Delaware Tourism – Sussex County's convention and visitors bureau – by 100...

State, local tourism supporters defend need for city funding - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)State, local tourism supporters defend need for city fundingBristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)Jerry Caldwell, left, general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, argues for increased funding for...

Airbnb reaches agreement with Klamath County; will begin collecting bed taxes July 1 - Herald and News

Herald and NewsAirbnb reaches agreement with Klamath County; will begin collecting bed taxes July 1Herald and News"Klamath County is pleased that Airbnb has agreed to begin collecting Transient Room Tax for stays in our county," said Rick Vaughn,...

CVB hires sports tourism director - The Commercial Dispatch

The Commercial DispatchCVB hires sports tourism directorThe Commercial DispatchThe Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's new Sports Tourism Director Thomas Berkery works in his new office at CVB in downtown Columbus on Wednesday. The...

Anchorage's Airbnb tax is already topping expectations - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Dispatch NewsAnchorage's Airbnb tax is already topping expectationsAlaska Dispatch NewsIn August, a 12 percent room tax on Airbnb rentals in the Municipality of Anchorage became automatic when customers booked their stay through the hosting...

Going for 'GOLD': Local tourism spots dazzle new CVB chief | Local ... - messenger-inquirer

messenger-inquirerGoing for 'GOLD': Local tourism spots dazzle new CVB chief | Local ...messenger-inquirerThe Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau will celebrate its 45th anniversary this fall with a new president and an expanded...

City wants push for tourism but won't use CVB - Manteca Bulletin - Manteca Bulletin

City wants push for tourism but won't use CVB - Manteca BulletinManteca BulletinThe Wisconsin-based waterpark resort and hotel operator that is trying to work out a deal that could result in a $300 million private sector investment in...

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Tampa doesn't pay taxes. So why do its customers? - Tampabay.com

Tampabay.comSeminole Hard Rock Hotel in Tampa doesn't pay taxes. So why do its customers?Tampabay.comThat's pre-tax. The Tampa Bay Times recently reserved a room at the hotel at a rate of $259 for one night. At the bottom of the reservation was a...

Airbnb, state of Michigan agree to new tax structure | Crain's Detroit ... - Crain's Detroit Business

Airbnb, state of Michigan agree to new tax structure | Crain's Detroit ...Crain's Detroit BusinessSan Francisco-based Airbnb and the state of Michigan have agreed that the online room-rental platform will now collect and pay a use tax. Under the...

Hudson lodging tax takes effect - The Register Star

Hudson lodging tax takes effectThe Register StarHUDSON — Some area lodging business managers do not anticipate the city's new lodging tax, which took effect Thursday, will have a major impact on business. The city will collect a 4 percent tax per...

Auckland hotel tax 'unfairly targeted' | Newshub - Newshub

NewshubAuckland hotel tax 'unfairly targeted' | NewshubNewshubThe Tainui iwi has come out against Auckland's bed tax, saying new hotel developments and jobs are at risk because of it. A proposed tax on hotels to fund ...and more »

Tourist tax collections dip in Broward County for first half of fiscal 2017 - Sun Sentinel

Sun SentinelTourist tax collections dip in Broward County for first half of fiscal 2017Sun SentinelIn Palm Beach County, where the tourist tax is six percent, bed tax collections slipped over three months during the first half of the budget year....

Bed tax here? Not on my watch - Gisborne Herald

Gisborne HeraldBed tax here? Not on my watchGisborne Herald“There will be no room tax in Gisborne under my watch for the hotel motel room tax. I am, however, promoting a GST contribution from the government to our cities and regions. This is a...

Tapping Tourism: The Area Prepares For Summer Visitors - Greater Wilmington Business Journal

Greater Wilmington Business JournalTapping Tourism: The Area Prepares For Summer VisitorsGreater Wilmington Business Journal“From all indications, it looks like we're going to have another strong summer,” said Kim Hufham, president and CEO of the...

Goff's 'bed tax' for Auckland hotels approved - New Zealand Herald

Goff's 'bed tax' for Auckland hotels approvedNew Zealand HeraldThe bed tax, or targeted rate, will add between $1 and $3 a night for motels and between $3 and $6 for hotels, said Mayor Phil Goff, who won backing for the proposal at a council...

Auckland Council approves bed tax | Newshub - Newshub

NewshubAuckland Council approves bed tax | NewshubNewshubDespite a firm divide among Auckland councillors, the city's Finance and Performance Committee has voted in favour of introducing a so-called 'bed tax' for ...Auckland Mayor Goff's 'bed tax'...

Grant Webster: A 'bed tax' would harm hotels just recovering from the last downturn - New Zealand Herald

Grant Webster: A 'bed tax' would harm hotels just recovering from the last downturnNew Zealand HeraldThe official projections from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise's "project palace" report are that Auckland needs an additional 4300 hotel rooms by...

Stark County angling for bed tax hike - News - The Repository ... - Canton Repository

Canton RepositoryStark County angling for bed tax hike - News - The Repository ...Canton RepositoryState Rep. Kirk Schuring, R-Jackson Township, inserted into the state budget bill a provision that would allow the county to double its portion of...

North Dakota tourism officials assessing effects of state budget cuts ... - Bismarck Tribune

North Dakota tourism officials assessing effects of state budget cuts ...Bismarck TribuneCharley Johnson was watching a Twins baseball game recently when he saw a couple of North Dakota tourism ads featuring the actor and Minot native Josh ...and...

Leon County approves tax agreement with Airbnb - WCTV

WCTVLeon County approves tax agreement with AirbnbWCTVThe tourist tax, or bed tax, is one that has already been paid by the hotel industry for decades. County leaders have said that by putting the same tax on Airbnb rentals, it is leveling the...
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