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St. Louis tops listing with maximum lodging taxes, once again

St. Louis recurring as the metropolis that costs the highest lodging taxes between the a hundred and fifty premier U.S. cities, HVS said in its yearly Lodging Tax Report.

In between condition and neighborhood taxes, St. Louis visitors shell out a 22% tax charge on their hotel rooms, up from the eighteen% they paid the previous year. Amongst the country’s greatest twenty five lodge marketplaces, Anaheim, Calif. (property to Disneyland), Houston and Indianapolis all billed 17%, even though Chicago and Atlanta charged sixteen%.... Read More

Pay a visit to Florida launches hospitality coaching plan

With officers expecting Florida’s tourism quantity projections to expand to 127 million site visitors by 2020, the state’s main tourism advertising company is launching a new training and certification plan aimed at the state’s hospitality personnel.

Pay a visit to Florida claims the new education curriculum is aimed at strengthening and developing guest satisfaction in all Florida markets and driving repeat visits through a selection of industry-particular subjects. Executives estimate an additional 315,000 hospitality positions will be additional in the next 6 years to assistance the tourism business.... Read More

Sunday River incorporating new expert terrain

Sunday River vacation resort in Maine is including fifty acres of new expert terrain in time for the impending ski year.

The terrain, which contains four glades and a double black diamond operate beneath the Spruce Peak Triple elevate, is part of the resort’s $ 5-million cash investment decision program for the 2014-fifteen time.... Read More

Xanterra sues Countrywide Park Support in excess of Grand Canyon contract

Xanterra Parks &amp Resorts is suing the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) over contracts connected to Xanterra’s longtime functions of concessions on the south rim of Grand Canyon Countrywide Park.

Xanterra is alleging “arbitrary and capricious actions” on the portion of NPS for its “surprise” announcement in August 2013 that it would bid out some of the operations alongside the south rim. Competitor Delaware North Cos. was awarded some of individuals contracts.... Read More

Tampa to 2015 Governor’s tourism confab

For the very first time, Tampa will host the state’s yearly Governor’s Conference on Tourism in 2015.... Read More

Metallica, Taylor Swift to headline Rock in Rio

Rock in Rio’s U.S. debut is slated to function Metallica, Taylor Swift, No Doubt and John Legend more than four times in Las Vegas.

The Rock in Rio was initial held in Brazil in 1985. Given that then, far more than 1,270 artists have done at fourteen incarnations of the festival in Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon and Madrid. The U.S. debut of the pageant will be held at the new City of Rock in Las Vegas, an open-air concert venue being built by MGM Resorts Intercontinental found on the Strip in close proximity to the corner of Sahara Avenue.... Read More

Marriage Can Be Murder celebrates 15 years

Las Vegas’ longest managing evening meal theater present, Marriage Can Be Murder, lately marked its 15th anniversary.

The demonstrate, a comedy and murder secret that has actors sitting down among unsuspecting attendees, was recognized as the greatest dinner present of both 2013 and 2014 by the Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal.... Read More

Exciting Facts About the Mendenhall Glacier

Swift Information

The glacier is constantly relocating, flowing downhill, like a river, shaping the landscape as it moves.... Read More

Google powers Las Vegas digital tours

The Las Vegas Conference &amp Guests Authority (LVCVA) and Google have teamed up to generate GeoVegas, a site that gives digital excursions of dozens of the city’s points of interest.

Geovegas utilizes the identical engineering applied in Google Maps to provide 360-diploma views from the two inside and outside the house of several of Las Vegas’ dining places, nightclubs and hotels.... Read More

Presidio facility to reopen

San Francisco’s Presidio, the previous military base that’s now element of the U.S. Nationwide Park Support, last week hosted a devotion ceremony for the upcoming reopening of its historic Officers’ Club, following a a few-calendar year, $ 30 million renovation extra hundreds of displays as nicely as a restaurant to the city’s oldest developing.

Property Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and former U.S. Secretary of Condition George Schultz, each of whom have been advocates for reworking the Presidio into a park that contains residences, businesses, lodging and mountaineering trails, have been amid those who spoke to an viewers of about two hundred men and women on Tuesday and served inaugurate the re-opening, which opens to the community Oct. 4.... Read More