LifeinAsia - 3:35 pm on Aug 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yeah, we do things backwards here in the States. To try to get more people to come, we obviously charge more. (Los Angeles is trying to do the same thing- get an additional transient tax added to hotel bills and use that money to promote L.A. as a destination.)
Most likely, it's going to backfire (ya think?!), plus other countries will start charging (or increasing their fees) for U.S. tourists.