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Cruise lines don't need headline help

...spending a few thousand all told, which brings the increase from a $50 head tax down to 2 percent. What's the car rental tax now in Seattle - 32 percent? Please be careful that your headlines don't represent more ad space for the cruise...
Parnell backs income tax credits for cruise industry

...that marketing. The association has an annual budget of $11.7 million made up of $9 million from the state's car rental tax plus a 30 percent match the association generates from its members and marketing. That $11.7 million figure is...
Association banks on tax credits for tourism marketing

...About 70 percent of Alaska's marketing fund is paid for with legislative appropriations. Last year, $9 million in car rental taxes was combined with $2.5 million from ATIA's cooperative ad programs to fund the campaign. Cruise lines once contributed...
Business licenses to cost more

...state House approved a boost in business license fees Friday that could raise $4.2 million, but delayed action on a car rental tax. House Bill 162 raises the fee for getting a business license from $25 a year to $100 a year. Sole proprietors...
My turn: Tourism is everyone's business

...with the matching $2.5 million from the state. Other state and municipal taxes, fees, transport charges, a new car rental tax, lodging tax increases and pending cruise industry taxes now account for an estimated $140 million collected from...


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