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Vegas Execs Sue Online Travel Firms, Allege Unpaid Hotel Tax | Business News

By KEN RITTER, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two prominent Las Vegas communications executives have sued more than 20 online travel companies for back taxes that they say should have been paid to Nevada based on hotel room rates.

On behalf of the state, Mark Fierro and Sig Rogich accuse hotel room booking services including Orbitz, Hotwire, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline and Hotels.com of intentionally underpaying hotel taxes going back at least several years.

“There’s no way the online travel companies did this mistakenly,” Rogich said in a statement.

Their lawsuit was filed in state court in April but sealed

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From Small Businesses to Farmers, Middle India Is Driving Demand | Investing News

By Aditi Shah and Rajendra Jadhav

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Manish Mehra, owner of Washex Hospitality, an industrial laundry service, recently flew from Delhi to Jodhpur, a city in north-western India, to win a contract to service a large, government-run hospital – a move essential to kickstarting his business.

“For a new relationship it is essential to know each other before you can establish the trust and confidence to work online and that need is higher in case of government departments,” said Mehra, who had to stay for a week in a Jodhpur hotel.

Increased demand for air travel

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