Via Gulliver, a new study of taxes levied on visitors to U.S. cities finds Chicago in the lead:
The study provides several different views of travel taxes to help readers make informed choices. The top 50 markets are ranked by overall travel tax burden, including general sales tax and discriminatory travel taxes, and by discriminatory travel tax burden, excluding general sales taxes to count only taxes that target car rentals, hotel stays and meals. Separate data are offered for central city and airport locations, as the tax regimes are often distinct.
No word on cities overseas, though the story does mention that some cities tax visitors indirectly at much higher rates.