Alberta lowering bed taxes

LakelouisAs if you needed another reason to take a meeting to Banff, Lake Louise, or other gorgeous destinations in Western Canada--this from a press release:
    Bill 21, the Hotel Room Tax (Tourism Levy) Amendment Act, 2005, introduced in the Legislature on March 14 by Dave Rodney, MLA for Calgary-Lougheed, will change the name of the Hotel Room Tax to Tourism Levy and reduce the rate from five per cent to four per cent. This change represents forecasted savings of $11 million annually in costs for guests in Alberta accommodations.

I fell head over heels for the area a couple of years ago when I covered an incentive trip to Banff, and have been saving my pennies ever since to go back. Now I have a few less pennies to save...

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