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2014 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

In this third annual Lodging Tax Study, HVS Convention, Sports & Entertainment explores trends in the imposition of lodging taxes in the USA. This updated version provides lodging tax rates/collections in all 50 US states and across 150 US cities.

In Focus: Nashville, Tennessee

Demand and rates are soaring in Nashville, and the city’s hotel market leads the nation in RevPAR growth, despite a recent rise in supply. With nearly 600 more rooms under construction, will hotel performance in Nashville continue to keep pace?

In Focus: 2014 HVS Greater New Orleans Lodging Report

In the past four years, New Orleans has re-emerged as a hospitality hotspot on par with the nation’s top markets. A series of major developments and investments has supported strong hotel performance in the city. Will it hold out over the long term?

In Focus: Golf Resort Investment – Doing the Rounds

This article will be of interest to stakeholders in new golf resort developments as well as existing schemes as we focus on transactions across Europe since 2008, which demonstrate a structural change in the ownership market.

Trends and Opportunities: New England Hotel Market

Over two centuries of transformation have made the region a major center in fields as diverse as aquaculture, education, finance, health care, insurance, high technology, and defense. This article looks at recent trends and prospects for New England.

HVS 2014 Auto Rental Tax Study

The 2014 Auto Rental Tax Study is an examination of the effective tax rates on motor vehicle rentals at the top 100 largest airports as measured by enplanements. The study ranks the tax rates and breaks down its analysis among several vehicle types.

Fact or Folly: A Review of Convention Center Follies

This article responds to Heywood Sanders’ book Convention Center Follies. It argues for a more moderate picture of the state of supply and demand in the convention industry, and it critiques Sanders’ narrative of convention center development.

2014 World Cup Kick-off: Brazil Market Pulse

Brazil and Croatia opened the 20th edition of the football World Cup, hosted across 12 Brazilian cities. As the biggest sports event commences, HVS São Paulo analyzes the preliminary impact of the games on the local hotel market.

The 2013 HVS U.S. Lodging Tax Study

The 2013 HVS U.S. Lodging Tax Study explores the trends in the imposition of lodging taxes in the United States. This updated version expands the study to provide lodging tax rates/collections in all 50 states and the 150 largest US cities.

2012-2013 South America Overview, Trends & Opportunities

This article highlights the latest tourism trends for South America. It provides analysis of individual hotel markets in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago, Bogota, Lima and Montevideo, on a yearly and YTD June 2012 and 2013 basis.