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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]