Govt still wants to tax near dead tourism sector

Stuff reports:

Queenstown hotel owners are distressed to learn that a proposed bed tax is being considered by the while they struggle to survive.

In a letter to Queenstown hotel operator Nik Kiddle​, new Stuart Nash confirmed he had spoken to Queenstown Lakes District mayor Jim Boult about the proposed visitor levy, which Nash understood was put on hold due to Covid-19.

The international sector is almost dead but the Government still wants to impose an additional tax on them.

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