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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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Viva Las remote office? Allegiant Air to pitch ‘work from Vegas’ travel packages to boost bookings

No-frills Allegiant Air unapologetically caters to vacationers, but the crushing coronavirus pandemic has it scouting a new type of traveler, too.

The Las Vegas-based airline in late August plans to start peddling work-from-Las Vegas travel packages including nonstop airline tickets and a hotel room. The pitch: Fly, stay, work and play.

“We’re working with a top Las Vegas casino resort operator to capture opportunities presented by the rise in remote working,” Scott DeAngelo, the airline’s chief marketing officer, teased on the airline’s earnings conference call Wednesday. “The business traveler paying on the corporate card is now giving way to the

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