Posts Tagged ‘tourism’

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?

Are Pensacola Hotels Safe?

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

There have been special concerns over hotel chains located in Pensacol and the surrounding areas. Will the oil spills affect tourism? Will hotels find their once-packed schedules filled with empty spaces?

The good news is that hotels in the Pensacola area have actually seen an increase in business overthe past month, with a 15.5% increase in June alone.

The problem? Researchers state these numbers are not up due to tourism. Instead, they have risen because of the number of people visiting the gulf to help with the oil spill cleanup.

Whether or not tourism will be affected is something only time can tell.