Do you like to follow your team on the road, or is it a childhood dream to visit every major arena, ball park, or stadium? Whatever the reason for a journey back into your childhood, you’d better make sure you have a little extra in the bank to plan for the trip.
Many of us, especially here in New York, are used to our own states taxing us to death, but now some states are targetting tourists to balance out their state budgets.
The traveling sports fan is going to take more of a hit in the pocket book to travel with their favorite team. Headed to Bean Town for the season opener against New England? You can expect to pay more at the inn, where the hotel tax was just raised from 4 percent to 6 percent, and that’s on top of the state tax of 5.7%.
You want to see the Giants or the Jets in NYC? March first the hotel tax in NYC went up to 14.25 %. Did you make your reservation online? Your gonna get charged for that.
It seems like the average consumer/fan is being left out again, with only those with money left to be entertained by the sports markets.
More information can be found by reading the article by Dennis Cauchon in today’s USA Today or by catching it online here.