Article Tag: Tourist Tax

TOURISM TAX DEBATE HEATS UP

TOURISM TAX DEBATE HEATS UP

Wed 17th October 2018

The hospitality industry is coming out with all guns blazing following City of Edinburgh Council’s blatant disregard of its concerns over the introduction of a tourist tax or Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) which would apply to all visitors using commercial accommodation, including those on business travel. 



Sturgeon orders ‘tourist tax’ consultation

Sturgeon orders ‘tourist tax’ consultation

Tue 2nd October 2018

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has ordered a consultation into allowing councils to set a local ‘tourist tax’. The decision was announced at the Scottish Tourism Alliance conference, after some Scottish councils, led by Edinburgh, called for powers to set levies on […]



Tourists: to tax or not to tax? That is the question…and what to call it is another!

Tourists: to tax or not to tax? That is the question…and what to call it is another!

Tue 14th August 2018

The decade-old tourist tax debate has one thing in common with athlete’s foot – it doesn’t seem to want to go away, despite being about as welcome as an itchy rash to many in our industry. Jason Caddy reports. It’s also got […]



Tourist Tax: The Great Debate

Tourist Tax: The Great Debate

Mon 19th June 2017

When the recent business rates crisis broke it sent shockwaves through the hospitality sector and left many hoteliers facing an uncertain future unless there is drastic reform of the current ratings system. But another levy lurking in the shadows – tourist tax […]