Articles tagged “taxes”

Uber and Lyft Back a ‘Responsible Tax’ to Ease Traffic Congestion

Uber and Lyft Back a ‘Responsible Tax’ to Ease Traffic Congestion

Romy Varghese, Bloomberg

Since ridehailing firms play a role in traffic congestion, they must pay “a responsible tax.” But it appears consumers will end up paying for that tax, if a proposal in San Francisco, where the disruptive industry started, gets through. Make sense?

2 months ago

Quelle Surprise! EasyJet Hates the Idea of France’s New Eco Tax

Quelle Surprise! EasyJet Hates the Idea of France’s New Eco Tax

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The aviation industry's impact on the environment is only going to grow over the coming years as air travel increases across the world. Increasing taxes might force airlines to find new solutions while also raising money to fund more sustainable forms of transport.

2 months ago

Would Tax Law Proposals Kill Travel Agencies in Some States?

Would Tax Law Proposals Kill Travel Agencies in Some States?

Maria Lenhart, Skift

As states look for new sources of tax revenue in the service-driven economy, businesses like travel agencies are viewed as likely targets. Part of the problem is ignorance among legislators of how agencies operate and why added taxes would be devastating for many.

6 months ago

Booking CEO Opposes Proposed EU Tax as an Innovation Killer

Booking CEO Opposes Proposed EU Tax as an Innovation Killer

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans sounds like a typical corporate boss, opposing additional taxation as anti-business. The proposed EU tax on revenue would amount to double taxation, and that's seldom a good thing.

8 months ago

Occupancy Taxes on Short-Term Rentals Impact Who Gets to Vacation

Occupancy Taxes on Short-Term Rentals Impact Who Gets to Vacation

Stephen L. Carter, Bloomberg

The author fantasizes that one way to level the playing field between hotels and short-term rentals would be to ban occupancy taxes outright. Well, we all know that's not going to happen.

8 months ago

Bali Mulls How to Charge $10 Tax on Foreign Tourists

Bali Mulls How to Charge $10 Tax on Foreign Tourists

Abhishek Vishnoi, Bloomberg

Tourism revenue accounts for a vast majority of Bali's income, but the crowds take a toll on its resources and infrastructure. Now the provincial government will charge a toll of its own: a $10 tax on foreign visitors to help defray the impact.

8 months ago

Airbnb Automates Tax Reporting for Hosts in Tech-Savvy Estonia

Airbnb Automates Tax Reporting for Hosts in Tech-Savvy Estonia

Ott Ummelas, Bloomberg

Airbnb's quest to settle knotty taxation issues around the world continues apace as the company gears up to go public.

10 months ago

Georgia Approves Bill to Strip Delta of a Tax Break as Part of NRA Feud

Georgia Approves Bill to Strip Delta of a Tax Break as Part of NRA Feud

R.J. Rico and Ben Nadler, Associated Press

It is absurd for Georgia lawmakers to punish Delta Air Lines for taking a stand against the NRA. But even if this proposal becomes law, Delta will deal with it, and everyone will forget it in a few months.

2 years ago

Hilton CEO Believes Direct Booking Campaign Is Key to Improved Guest Experience

Hilton CEO Believes Direct Booking Campaign Is Key to Improved Guest Experience

Deanna Ting, Skift

The direct booking wars are the true infinity war, at least in hospitality. In other words, don't expect a truce anytime soon.

2 years ago

Southwest Sees U.S. Tax Bill as Opportunity to Buy New Planes

Southwest Sees U.S. Tax Bill as Opportunity to Buy New Planes

Richard Clough and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Kelly isn't the only CEO in the travel industry who can't wait for Congress to approve a tax overhaul, and the bill could shape many companies' growth plans.

2 years ago

UK Asks Wealthiest Flyers to Fund New Departure Tax Freeze

UK Asks Wealthiest Flyers to Fund New Departure Tax Freeze

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The airline industry's relentless calls for the abolition of the hated air passenger duty have been ignored in favor of a sleight of hand, which passes the burden on to those traveling in premium cabins or private jets. Given the country's lackluster economic outlook, it was probably the best anyone could have expected.

2 years ago

Wyoming Considers a Tourism Tax to Pay for Its Destination Marketing

Wyoming Considers a Tourism Tax to Pay for Its Destination Marketing

Bob Moen, Associated Press

It theoretically makes sense to have a one percent tax rise on typical tourist expenses to allow Wyoming to boost its annual destination marketing budget to around $17 million. But the plan will only work if the money is budgeted effectively.

2 years ago