Portland OR takes the prize for the highest tourism taxes in the nation at almost $23 a day.
Yeah...except there is no sales tax in Portand. Thus, its "Total Tax" paid is no more onerous than other destinations.
Of course, it's one thing for the GBTA to play fast and loose with the numbers and quite another for USA Today to realize that the numbers are skewed...but go with the story anyway.
It's a bitch trying to fill space, ain't it?