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The ABC's of tourism tax: time to contemplate the future

Chris Roberts
Sat, 27 Feb 2021

The ABC's of tourism tax: time to contemplate the future
In many countries, tourism taxes have become a core component of income for national, state or city governments.
Chris Roberts
Sat, 27 Feb 2021
In 2021, New Zealand's tourism industry is focused on survival and recovery from its greatest ever crisis while contemplating the revitalisation of tourism — how we might retain the many amazing aspects of our industry, yet ‘build back better’.It may seem incongruous at a time when borders are closed and tourism operators are grateful for every dollar of income they can generate, but new tourism taxes are becoming part of the conversation as we contemplate the future.Whenever a tax is mooted, there can quickly be a divisio...

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