Win the Battle of the Budget

In the battle of the meeting budget, forewarned is forearmed. If you know what to ask up front--about taxes, labor, and gratuities--there won't be any surprises. Here are a few of the more common unexpected costs that can crop up.

* Taxes--Because they vary from city to city, taxes often can trip you up. For example, in some jurisdictions, there may be county, city, and state taxes attached to the lodging bill. Taxes also can apply to a group's food and beverage gratuities in some are

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