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Honolulu: Highest Tourist Taxes on Earth
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Global tourist taxes

from, 1 August 2022

Which city is charging the most tourist tax? By investigating the rates of tourist taxes around the world our experts have revealed the cities which are currently charging visitors the most.

When travelling abroad many cities and countries will charge you just for the pleasure of being there. This is known as a tourist tax. Tourist tax is usually added to your hotel bill and often is not a significantly large amount, but which places charge the most?

Some places charge a flat fee per night, while others charge a % of your hotel bill, so more expensive hotels are charged a greater fee. It should also be noted that not all cities and countries around the world charge tourist taxes. 

If you’re worried about costs stacking up on your next trip, be sure to compare credit cards to help you spread the cost.

The cities that charge the highest tourist tax

Global Tourist Taxes - Image Module

1. Honolulu, United States - £42.53 ($51.70) a night

The city charging the most significant tourist tax is Honolulu, USA. Hawaii charges a 10.25% ‘transient accommodations tax’ and the city of Honolulu recently added a 3% surcharge to this.

That’s already a hefty tax anywhere in the world, but when you consider that the average room in Honolulu costs £321 ($390), that equates to £42.53 ($51.70) a night. To enjoy seven nights in Honolulu you can expect to pay a whopping £297.73 ($361.93) in tax for the pleasure….

...San Francisco took the No. 2 spot, charging $36 per night, or $251.99 per week-long stay, while Los Angeles came in at No. 3, charging $23.49, or $164.40 for a week....

read … Full Report 

PBN: Honolulu charges the highest tourist tax of any city in the world, report finds

USA Today: Honolulu charges the most expensive tourist tax. Here's how that affects your vacation.


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