Rabu, 09 Oktober 2013

Hotels, Online Sites Fight Over Travel Tax Burden

8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Educational travel has a clear impact on children's academic performance and career growth, according to a new survey by The Wagner Group, as part of the Travel Effect campaign. The "Travel Improves Educational Attainment & Future Success" survey revealed that adults who took learning-focused trips between the ages of 12 and 18 had higher incomes and achieved higher grades than those who did not travel. Adults who traveled in their youth were more likely to graduate from high school, and 63 percent of that group went on to graduate from college, according to the research. "Not only did we see a considerably higher graduation rate among students who traveled, but as adults, they earned 12 percent more annually," said Dr.

Other vacation clubs provide membership packages based on how much the potential member is willing to spend. Grand Travel Worldwide uses its member satisfaction department to create customized membership plans. These plans are tailor-made to meet the travel expectations of each potential member. Packages differentiate based on frequency of travel, preferred destinations, and what the traveler hopes to enjoy while on vacation.

At a meeting this year in Atlanta, the National Conference of State Legislators passed a resolution sponsored by a South Dakota Republican urging states to change that process. The resolution, backed by the hotel industry, recommends that states require online travel companies to remit the taxes paid by the consumer based on the retail price, rather than the wholesale price. Making the change, backers of the proposal say, would boost state and local tax revenue. Tax policy has not kept up with changes in technology, giving rise to significant ambiguity in defining the tax base, or the amount subject to tax, Utah state Sen. Curt Bramble (R) said in an e-mail.

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