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Where You Travel Matters

July 25, 2011

One online reservation site says that where you book matters.  It turns out, that where you're headed matters too -- in terms of your tax bill that is.  Tanya Mohn, blogging at, reports on a study done by the Global Business Travel Association Foundation that found "taxes targeting travelers impose an average cost of 56 percent more than general sales taxes."  The report looks at the overall tax burden that travelers face (this combines both general sales tax and travel-related taxes) as well as just travel-related taxes. 

So, if you still haven't booked your summer vacation yet, take a look at the lists and see whether you'll need to fork over a little more in taxes for that enjoyable summer getaway. 


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