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Update: Due to our outreach, the legislature tabled their proposal their proposal to increase the bed tax. Thank you for the hard work.
Yesterday, the Pennsylvania travel industry was informed that the state legislature had proposed a statewide hotel tax increase that would nearly double the tax rate. The State House is scheduled to vote on this proposal today.
Last week, Rep. Ann Wagner met with more than 20 travel and tourism leaders at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation. Dan Lennon, Director of the Missouri Division of Tourism, led the discussion. The group included representatives from Explore St. Louis, Enterprise, Maritz and St. Louis International Airport.
Last week, Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-8) sat down with 16 travel and tourism leaders from Wisconsin at the Lodge Kohler in Green Bay to discuss policies affecting the industry. In a meeting led by Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Sarah Klavas, and President of the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau Brad Toll, the group reviewed a broad variety of topics.
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This week, we had a Travel Talks Roundtable with Rep. Bill Johnson (R, OH-6) at Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande, Ohio. The Congressman met with 15 travel and tourism leaders including representatives from the Ohio Travel Association, Enterprise, Super 8 Motels, and Gallia County Commissioners office