Business travel

Best and worst US cities for travel taxes

Dec. 10, 2013 at 12:52 PM ET

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

The top 10 U.S. cities where travelers incur the lowest total tax burden in central city locations
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Cities with the highest travel tax burden

The top 10 U.S. cities where travelers incur the lowest total tax burden in central city locations
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