It’s not entirely surprising — or alarming — to learn that the tax burden facing out-of-town visitors is among the highest in the country. Even so, the finding by the Global Business Travel Association that Boston is behind only Chicago and New York in the tax burden on travelers should disconcert local tourism officials. And as the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, a key beneficiary of one travel-specific tax, assesses whether and how expand, the effect of its plans on the travel tax burden should figure in its calculations.
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