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Extra Hotel Fees a Possibility in LA

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Politicians in LA are considering adding an extra tax to hotel stays. The tax, reported to be around 1.5%, would go directly towards a fund that would help to pay for advertising. The advertising campaigns would focus on LA as a great tourist destination.

The city of LA is already viewed as a “noncompetitive” place for conventions and major events. The economy has made the hotel economy even worse. The city hopes by that adding this small tax, which would raise an estimated $10-11 million per year, they can turn things around.

What do you think? Should you be respnosible for paying for advertising, or should the hotels?