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Fort Lauderdale Ranks #1 in the Nation for the Lowest Tax Burden on Travelers
The NBTA Foundation, the education and research foundation of the National Business Travel Association (NBTA), and Concur, the world's leading provider of on-demand Employee Spend Management services, today released the updated findings of an annual study of car rental, hotel and meal taxes in the top 50 U.S. travel destination cities. The study reveals that the discriminatory travel taxes and fees enacted on travel-related services -- often to fund unrelated local projects -- impose an average increased cost on visitors of 56% over general sales tax.
The research also shows the U.S. cities where travelers incur the lowest total tax burden in central city locations, factoring in general sales taxes and discriminatory travel taxes: 1. Fort Lauderdale, FL; 2. Fort Myers, FL; 3. Portland, OR; 4. Detroit, MI; 5. Honolulu, HI