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Hotel room tax could rise in Asheville

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It could get a bit more expensive to visit Asheville.

The Buncombe County commissioners plan to vote Tuesday on whether to raise the occupancy tax from 4 percent to 6 percent, according to the Citizen-Times of Asheville.

The occupancy tax would bring in $14 million, up from $9 million, and would be used for increased marketing, the newspaper reported.

Mecklenburg County’s occupancy tax is 8 percent.

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