The U.S. is projected to lose out on $16.8 billion in hotel tax
revenue this year, according to a report from the American Hotel and Lodging
Association (AHLA) and Oxford Economics.
California, the most populous state, is expected to be the
biggest loser with an anticipated loss of $1.9 billion in hotel taxes, followed
by New York ($1.3 billion), Florida ($ 1.3 billion), Nevada ($1.1 billion) and
Texas ($940 million).
The hotel industry generated approximately $40 billion in
local and state revenue for 2018, the most recent year that data is available.