DC Council Votes To Tax Tourists For Hotel Rooms

(Washington, DC) — There’s a new plan to boost tourism in D.C. The council voted last night to tax tourists one-percent for hotel rooms. That will raise the cost to about 16-dollars for every 100 spent. Leaders say the city is the eighth most visited in the country, mainly during the Cherry Blossoms season. The tax is expected to help the District continue to recover from the pandemic by raising millions for advertising. It will start in April and last four years.