Travel Taxes in the U.S. The Best and Worst Cities to Visit

Statistics & Metrics

original author/publisher GBTA Foundation

Date: December 10, 2013


Discriminatory taxes Lodging taxes Rental car taxes Restaurant taxes

About this Resource

The 2013 findings from GBTA Foundation's annual study of car rental, hotel and meal taxes in the top 50 U.S. travel destination cities reveal that discriminatory taxes levied specifically on travel related services increase the total tax bill for a traveler by 58%.

This study presents several views of travel taxes to help readers make informed choices. The top 50 markets are ranked by overall travel tax burden, including general sales tax and discriminatory travel taxes, and by discriminatory travel tax burden, excluding general sales taxes to count only taxes that target car rentals, hotel stays and meals. 

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Paul Yachnes

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