Rising hotel taxes proposed in Hawaii

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  1. uggboy
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    || Rising hotel taxes proposed in Hawaii ||

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    Higher taxes in paradise? Could this spell trouble or not for the tourism industry?
     
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    This is only going to hurt a location with high prices already. :(
     
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    Many will think in the same here, but equally many are now "trained" on higher taxes everywhere, while I'm certain that a short-term softness in demand could be explored by many, in the long-term the tax will be paid by " all ", because of the high demand for Hawaii.
     
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    Let them try a one week tax holiday and watch the occupancy rates rise!
     
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    couple that with hotels that have raised their "resort fees" <cough, SPG, cough> and Hawaii gets even more expensive.

    (On the bright side flights to HNL are pretty darn cheap these days!)
     
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    I do love Hawaii, but I really don't appreciate the higher taxes for hotels. Along with the big increases in hotel rates and the resort fees (for SPG where I stay), Hawaii is no longer an affordable option for an international trip. Next year I will be exploring other options like Malaysia, Thailand and Pacific islands closer to home for me.
     
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