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Palm Beach County closer to 1% tax increase on cost of hotel room

By Joe Capozzi - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

The cost of staying in a hotel, bed-and-breakfast or other short-term accommodation in Palm Beach County would get a little more expensive next year under a recommendation by a tourism advisory board.

The county’s Tourist Development Council unanimously voted Thursday to raise the bed tax from 5 percent to 6 percent, a move that would generate an estimated $6.9 million in additional revenue for tourism promotions next year.

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