Goff gets his targeted rate

Stuff reports:

A controversial ‘’ will go ahead, with ’s Governing Body voting 10-7 in favour of the proposal on Thursday afternoon.

The targeted accommodation rate will see hotels and motels charged extra to partially offset the cost of staging major events in the city.

The accommodation sector gets only 9% of the benefits of tourism, yet they are the only sector that gets this extra rate. Totally unfair and discriminatory.

At a minimum they should be given power of appointment to the board of ATEED so they can them determine what their money is spent on.

It will see nightly room rates bumped up between $3-$6 for hotels and $1-$3 for motels.

No it won’t.  It is a massive increase in their rates, not a room or bed tax. Some places will put rates up, but others may not as they will lose business if they do. Hotels and motels face competition with Air BNB and the like.

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