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Where does your hotel tax money in the US go? [INFOGRAPHIC]

As online travel agencies come under the microscope again for how they pay (or not) their local taxes when contracting hotels, some might wonder what impact those taxes actually have.

Indeed, some overseas visitors are often surprised when they check out of a US hotel to find a “local tax” has ensured their stay perhaps wasn’t as cheap as they expected when they reserved the room.

Travel destination content and search site Away.com has pulled together data and other information to show in the US where consumer hotel taxes go.

Here is an infographic to explain what happens (and some of the projects directly funded by hotel taxes):

 
 
Kevin May

About the Writer :: Kevin May

Kevin May is editor and a co-founder of Tnooz. He was previously editor of UK-based magazine Travolution for nearly four years and web editor of Media Week UK from 2003 to 2005.

He has also worked in regional newspapers (Essex Enquirer) and started his career in journalism at the Police Gazette at New Scotland Yard in London. He has a degree in criminology and a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism.

 

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  1. Difster

    Although this doesn’t apply much to vacations, it might be noted that in Texas, if you stay in the same hotel room for more than 1 month, you are not required to pay hotel taxes.

     
    • TODD ROESLER

      GOOD JOB ON THIS. I am for OTA’s to pay and enforcement is the real issue. Good story can be hatched with this war over OTA’s not paying taxes or assessments

       
 
 

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