September 04, 2018

UK: Hospitality sector hits out at tourist tax plans


Hospitality industry leaders claim such a levy would wreak havoc “on an already-strained and over-burdened sector”.

Plans to impose a levy on the sector came to light earlier this year as local councils sought new income against increasingly stretched local finances.

Popular tourist destinations Bath and Oxford revealed plans to introduce a tourist tax earlier this year after reports last December that Birmingham will put a £2 levy on visitors 
during the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Edinburgh last week disclosed that it planned a £1 “visitor levy” per person per night and a clampdown on holiday home rentals.

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