San Francisco Tourism Industry Applauds Hotel Tax Defeat

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The city’s largest source of business revenue would have suffered if voters had agreed to raise the hotel tax, said the head of the San Francisco’s leading tourism industry group.

Budget conscious travelers have been hurt by the slow economy along with everyone else, making the defeat of Measures J and K welcome news for Joe D’Alessandro, president of the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“The traveling public is being very cost conscious, and we simply can’t afford to price San Francisco out of the competitive marketplace,” he said.

The two measures were an effort to increase an already lucrative source of revenue for city coffers. The hotel tax generated $180 million in 2009.

Voters said no to both Measure J and Measure K. The first would have raised the tax from 15.5 percent to 17.5 percent for the next three years. The second would have closed loopholes that allow guests who book online to avoid the hotel tax entirely.

“If our hotel rates become too high and too excessive, people will stay somewhere else,” D’Allessandro said.

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    No matter what Peskin & his board of stupes say, this City is not as progressive as they like to seem. They think they can keep hijacking us, but we will continue to weed out these people who do not even bother to represent all of the citizens, not just the homeless, illegals, & the disadvantaged ones. People want accountablility for there actions. This just tax the citizens & let them pay for it, is no longer a viable solution!!! Down the middle politics is what works best, bend a little this way & bend a little that way. it’s not that hard to appease most of us, just have to be fair about it!!!

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