Welcome to Clean Beaches Week Ocean City MD…
Clean Beaches Week
|Date: January 1 – January 7 (Every Year)
Hours: All Day | Join the #CleanBeachOC Team on Tuesday at 9 am
Location: Beaches & Bays of Ocean City MD | Location Updates on Facebook
Contact: Robert J Banach
Email: Contact Form
Online: Website | Facebook | Google+
Event Photo Albums: Click Facebook link above to see photos!
About Clean Beaches Week
The Clean Beaches Coalition (CBC) is a network of coastal organizations and individuals committed to promoting clean, healthy and well managed beaches around the world. We are home to the following initiatives:
Blue Wave Program – America’s first environmental certification for beaches.
National Clean Beaches Week – celebrated annually (July 1-7) as the “earth day” for beaches.
More than 50 events are occurring throughout the country in celebration of National Clean Beaches Week, from beach cleanups, to art fairs, to seafood festivals and recreational activities, all with the focus of appreciating and respecting our Nation’s beaches. In honor of National Clean Beaches Week, the Clean Beaches Coalition is urging beach goers young and old, to apply seven simple reminders at the shore (see full press release for list).
2014 Clean Beaches List
Blue Wave Beach Tops List for Low Travel Taxes
A study published by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) ranks Fort Lauderdale, FL as having one of the lowest travel tax rates in the United States.
The study ranks the 50 most popular US destinations based on which cities impose the highest and lowest total taxes on lodging, rental cars, and meals.
A survey last year by the U.S. Travel Association, a nonprofit industry group, found 49% of respondents had altered plans because of high travel taxes, such as by staying in less-expensive hotels and spending less on shopping and entertainment. Ten percent of people surveyed said they had changed city choices for trips because of taxes.
Travel is one of the most heavily taxed activities in the U.S., even though most cities and towns try hard to encourage visitors and tourism. Travelers don’t vote where they travel, so cash-strapped cities and states continue to push fees and taxes onto hotel rooms, rental cars and airports.
The impact can be significant: GBTA said travelers pay taxes that total, on average, 57% more than if they just paid the normal general sales tax.
Car-rental companies and airlines say heavy taxes on their services damp demand. With rental cars, some consumers, particularly leisure travelers, are discouraged from travel or opt for smaller cars to hold down the price of a rental, where taxes can sometimes exceed the car cost.
“Taxes clearly have an impact on consumer behavior,” said Richard Broome, spokesman for Hertz Corp.
Fort Lauderdale Beach is a top international beach destination and the first Blue Wave certified beach in Florida.
We are proud to see a Blue Wave Beach leading the way to more affordable travel – cleaner, cheaper and smarter!
Thank you for visiting our Clean Beaches Week page, see you there!
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