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    CO has gotten a little out of hand with that kind of stuff. We've been going to Telluride every year for a music festival, and they just keep piling the taxes onto the lodging. We don't rent a car, but I'm not at all surprised. It's about 25% tax on top of the lodging rate that they "quote" you. It makes a big difference at the prices you pay in that town. I think they try and hang as much as they can on the tourists, since you can't vote against the legislators.

    Jim Robinson
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    Rocky Mountain High..Colorado.... as John Denver used to sing has all new meaning.


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    We are going to tour through the mountains of Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming for a week or so .. hoping to find some cooler weather. I guess we'll find some of those motel taxes too.


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    Try renting a car at the Las Vegas airport... I think last time I did it was over $100 in taxes and fees for three days.


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    Thanks, Matt. I'm feeling better already. My tax + is only $181 for 8 days.


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    In my Andy Rooney voice, "Don't ya just hate it when people complain about costs while their on vacation?"


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    I rented a car at the RIO in Vegas last October. It was right at $150 less for the four days that I had it, compared to renting it at the airport. I think it was National or Alamo.

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    Maybe I shouldn't tee off on CO too much. Santa Fe is probably just as bad, but I never actually stay there, so I wouldn't know. I'm sure they hit the hotel tax as hard as they think they can get away with.

    Jim Robinson
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    Scott, I think you hit it -- I noticed that a portion of the tax was for airport concession .. 11%.


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