December 01, 1998
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts December 1998 Current Issue
December 1998
Short Cuts:ETC.

Where do travel-related tax dollars go? Alumni of the Cornell The $71 billion a year (including the federal gas tax) isn’t generally used for programs that benefit travelers, according to a Travel Industry Association survey. In the 50 cities studied, just 36 percent of hotel tax revenue goes to travel-related projects. The average hotel tax is 12.36 percent; at least 13 U.S. cities surveyed are using part of that money to build and maintain sporting venues.

Work where you sleep: Hyatt is acquiring 5,200 in-room printer/copier/fax machines for 90 business hotels in the U.S. and Canada. The InnFax machines in the business rooms of 75 of these hotels will be relocated to other rooms in the chain.

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