Hawaii Passes Car Rental Surcharge

Hawaii state lawmakers passed House Bill 1039 on Friday, April 29, which includes an increase surcharge on car rental taxes from $3 to $7.50. The surcharge will be used to help close the state's deficit.

For more information on the bill, click here.

Comments

  1. Bill [ May 4, 2011 @ 03:41PM ]

    We have just cancelled 26 hotel rooms and a small meeting room for 42 individuals. We also cancelled 17 rental cars from Hertz. I transferred the meeting to Ft. Lauderdale and will save over $1200. Thank u Hawaii.

  2. Lionel [ May 6, 2011 @ 05:20PM ]

    The only "real" industry they have....and they are slowly bleeding it to death. What idiots...

  3. Chris [ May 10, 2011 @ 08:02PM ]

    This will only impact rentals NOT at the airport. All airport customers will be paying the same.

  4. Eric [ August 1, 2011 @ 09:19AM ]

    "This will only impact rentals NOT at the airport. All airport customers will be paying the same."

    Bill (above) probably feels pretty stupid right now...

  5. Chuck [ August 6, 2011 @ 11:11AM ]

    Chris... Not true. I just rented a car thru Avis at the airport and the surcharge was $7.50 per day, up from $3.00.

  6. Bill [ October 11, 2011 @ 01:34AM ]

    Rented from Thrifty $7.50 for HI and 1.50 for collecting frequent flier miles = $9.00/day surcharge

  7. Alex [ November 1, 2011 @ 07:33PM ]

    I am in the business in Hawaii. surcharge effects all rentals and tour operators, it's a brutal increase and really hurts business here.

  8. El [ May 21, 2012 @ 04:09PM ]

    This is not a smart move. My wife and I have vacation in Hawaii for the ast two years(3 weeks each year). We have rented a veheicle from the airport each year. While Hawaii rental rates are high enough as it is, the new surscharge re[resents about a 35% overall rate. This 1039 bill will significantly impact any decision to plan any further vacations in Hawaii.

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