Tourism bed tax should include Air BnB, says report

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 02 Dec 2016

By Pattrick Smellie Dec. 2 (BusinessDesk) - A joint tourism industry proposal to raise $130 million a year for public facilities that tourists use should include a $2 per night bed tax and include accommodation offered through the 'sharing economy' accommodation app Air BnB, says a much-awaited Tourism Infrastructure Study released today. Jointly funded by Air New Zealand, the Auckland and Christchurch international airports and Tourism Holdings, a major campervan rental operator, the report proposes that the tourism industry should raise...

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