and related articles

Here is a sample of recent and older related articles on tourism levies:

The Guardian 8 Feb 2017, “As Bath, Edinburgh and London consider a tourist tax, we talk to independent accommodation ventures about the idea”:  https://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2017/feb/08/horrendous-notion-small-firms-tourist-tax-proposals-oppose

Hotel Scotland 19 July 2017, “The debate around whether or not a tourist tax, also known as a ‘bed levy’, should be introduced here has been ongoing for more than a decade, mainly in Edinburgh but more recently in Aberdeen and the Highlands – and it shows no sign of going away”: http://www.hotelmagazinescotland.co.uk/tourist-tax-great-debate/

Love Money.com updated 8 June 2017, “Tourist tax in Europe: what you will pay in Spain, Italy and other hotspots”:  https://www.lovemoney.com/guides/52231/tourist-tax-in-europe-what-you-will-pay-in-spain-italy-and-other-hotspots

The telegraph  10 Jan 2017, “Bath could become the first UK city to impose a tourist tax on overnight visitors. Charles Gerrish, a Conservative councillor, told BBC Radio Bristol that the local authority is considering the introduction of a “tourist bed tax”, to be paid by all those staying in a hotel or b&b, to help offset the £37m of cuts it is facing over the next five years”:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/bath-considering-tourist-tax/

Birmingham Post 28 Oct 2011 – updated May 2013, ” A tourism bed tax could be introduced in Birmingham to help fund a huge investment programme in the city’s cultural sector”: http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/local-news/tourism-tax-could-help-pay-3917645

BBC News 25 May 2011, ” Hotels in Bristol could be asked to pay a levy that would raise up to £3m to be spent improving tourism. The charge would be introduced under Business Improvement District rules, usually used to improve small retail spaces”:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-13539265