VP of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) Rolando Aedo and Chairman of the Board of the Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association(GMBHA) Raj Singh were our July 27th guests on the Miami Beach Chamber Radio Show.
These two influential community and business leaders discussed the upcoming Resort Tax vote, the hot issue in the upcoming August 14th Miami Beach Special Election. This proposed tax looks to increase the Miami Beach visitor (resort) tax by 1% to fund expansion of the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Paid for only by tourists, this tax does not affect residents. Currently at 3%, the resort tax would increase to roughly 4% and increase Miami Beach’s total hotel tax to 14%, still keeping below other major cities such as Boston and New York. Rolando and Raj explained what Convention Center renovations will mean for Miami Beach’s tourism future, and why it is vital for residents to get out and VOTE on or before August 14th!
“The right to vote and a person’s vote are very important and should not be treated lightly. Therefore, today we are asking all the listeners of this show, with great respect to please cast your vote in favor of the renovation of the Convention Center,” said Raj, General Manager of the historic Sea View Hotel and a hotel executive for more than 30 years. “It will benefit residents and businesses alike in bringing high level and quality conventions while helping to keep ad valorem taxes low.”
But first, be sure to visit the BlogtalkRadio/Miami Beach Chamber Radio Show Page and listen to the vital information all Miamians need to know from these two community and tourism experts! You can also listen to the archived shows featuring other Miami Beach Chamber businesses, professionals and organizations or check out what guests we have coming up this month!
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