Published on : Saturday, February 12, 2022
The Welsh Government has confirmed a consultation regarding proposals for a local visitor levy to be launchedduring autumn.
Rebecca Evans, Minister for Finance and Local Government, said that a levy would help destinations in Wales to be visited without any hassle for generations to come.
Tourism contributes significantly to Wales economy, with tourism-related expenditure reaching more than £5bn annually in 2019.
A tourism tax would help in revenue increase for local authorities,helping them to manage services and infrastructure which makes tourism a success.
The Cooperation Agreement between the Welsh Labour and Plaid Cymru both contain commitments to introduce levies.
Formal consultation on draft legislative proposals for a visitor levy will happen in autumn, providing a platform for diverse views to be reflected on.