Chicago, New York City and Minneapolis rank as cities with the highest travel-related taxes, according to a new study commissioned by the Global Business Travel Association.
Three Florida cities — Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach — ranked as the best with the lowest travel-related taxes, according to the annual survey, which was released Tuesday.
The ERS Group gathered tax data for the travel association on 50 top U.S. business travel destinations by tallying the amount of taxes paid by a traveler, who stays at a hotel, rents a car and eats restaurant meals for one day and one night. National averages prices—$105.31 for a hotel; $57.05 for a daily car rental; and $93.32 for a daily meal budget — were used to calculate taxes in each city.
Overall, the average daily tax was $29.94, according to the study.
Cities with the lowest travel tax burden
Cities with the highest travel tax burden
First published December 10 2013, 9:52 AM