When It Comes To Collecting Taxes From Travelers, Not All Places Are Created Equal

When it comes to collecting taxes from travelers, not all places are created equal. At least that’s what a new study of the top 50 U.S. travel destinations reveals.

Top 10 U.S. destinations where travelers incur the lowest and highest total taxes in central city locations: 

Lowest

1. Fort Lauderdale, FL

2.  Fort Myers, FL

3. West Palm Beach, FL

4. Detroit, MI

5. Portland, OR

6. Orange County, CA

7. San Diego, CA

8. Hartford, CT

9. Ontario, CA

10. Sacramento, CA

Highest

1. Chicago, IL

2. New York, NY

3. Seattle, WA

4. Boston, MA

5. Kansas City, MO

6. Minneapolis, MN

7. Cleveland, OH

8. Nashville, TN

9. Indianapolis, IN

10. Phoenix, AZ

Top five U.S. destinatons with the lowest and highest travel-related taxes in central city locations:

Lowest 

1. Orange County, CA

2. San Diego, CA

3. San Jose, CA

4. Burbank, CA

5. Ontario, CA

Highest

1. Portland, OR

2. Boston, MA

3. Minneapolis, MN

4. New York, NY

5. Chicago, IL

The full report is available to GBTA members at no cost; non-members can purchase it for $499 by contacting the GBTA Foundation:www.gbta.org/foundation

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