Boston puts 3d biggest tax bite on tourists, survey finds
Costs haven’t dissuaded visitors, official says
Boston has the third-highest travel tax burden in the nation, with visitors paying an average of $34.83 a day in sales tax and fees for travel-related services such as meals, car rentals, and hotels, according to the Global Business Travel Association. Chicago and New York have the highest rates of the 50 US cities surveyed, at $40.31 and $37.98, respectively. Three cities in Florida — Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, and West Palm Beach — have the lowest.