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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. A great way to avoid crazy local hotel taxes is to use hotel loyalty points to pay for the room. There’s no tax on “free” stays. The same principle applies to that other massively over-taxed travel expense: rental cars. But with rental cars, you typically still have to pay fixed taxes — like daily facility charges — on free rentals. Don’t tell the local Austin taxing authorities how they could “better” structure this!

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