Wed., November 28, 2012 8:32am
Columbus is set to receive about $1.6 million from travel websites that failed to divert money from hotel reservations to pay the city's hotel occupancy tax. The Columbus City Council voted Tuesday to approve a settlement with Expedia.com and Hotels.com.
Mon., September 5, 2011 12:02am
A Georgia lawmaker wants to exempt online travel companies from paying local occupancy taxes when they book hotel rooms. Republican State Senator Josh McKoon of Columbus says the driving force behind his bill is to fuel a rewrite of long-standing state laws on the collection of occupancy taxes.
Wed., July 14, 2010 11:23am
Orbitz.com has agreed to list Columbus hotels on its travel website. The deal comes three years after Columbus sued Orbitz and two other on-line travel sites over taxes.