- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A convention group says that a proposed $10 increase in Atlantic City’s hotel tax would harm their efforts to market the city.

The Press of Atlantic City reports (https://bit.ly/2a97Syx ) that Meet AC said in a letter to Mayor Don Guardian and city council members that the tax would negatively affect their ability to market the city as a destination for conventions.

City Council President Marty Small proposed the fee to help go toward reducing property taxes and the city’s debt. Hotel taxes are now sent directly to the state.

Jim Wood, Meet AC’s executive director, noted that the meetings industry boycotted New York after tax increase there in the 1990s. He says that the last thing Atlantic City needs is to be boycotted.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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