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Whistler, Canada: Treat taxpayers like shareholders, businesses tell municipality

Whistler, Canada: Treat taxpayers like shareholders, businesses tell municipality

Taxpayers = Shareholders — a simple concept with a lot of validity that came out of a breakfast meeting at the Wild Wood Cafe in Whistler, Canada of a few local business owners. Frankly, this is the first time that I’ve seen this idea mentioned in the press. Enlighten me if you know of other […]

One Percent Sales Tax Earns Myrtle Beach +$25 Million for Tourism

One Percent Sales Tax Earns Myrtle Beach +$25 Million for Tourism

In 2011, TripAdvisor rated Myrtle Beach, South Carolina the number one beach destination in the US. Google rated Myrtle Beach number two for the summer 2011 — no doubt a sign of the Myrtle Beach area’s successful marketing and promotion campaigns. They have especially emphasized online marketing campaigns. These campaigns are financed by a “tourism […]

New IMF Western Hemisphere Report Indicates Slower Tourism Growth in Latin America and Caribbean

New IMF Western Hemisphere Report Indicates Slower Tourism Growth in Latin America and Caribbean

Given slower economic growth and persistently high unemployment rates in the US and Europe — both key generating markets for tourism to Latin America and the Caribbean, it is not surprising that the IMF is forecasting slower tourism growth as well. In fact, for much of the Caribbean, the region is already experiencing weak tourism […]