Labour, the Lib Dems and Plaid Cymru want to introduce a ‘Tourism Tax’ which could devastate small Welsh businesses and discourage people from visiting Wales.
The idea has been investigated and introduced in other parts of the world, and Plaid’s Finance Spokesman confirmed in the chamber this afternoon that it could be used to pay for marketing.
Labour’s Finance Minister announced the plans in the draft budget – without providing details and comes as Plaid Cymru agreed a budget deal with the Welsh Labour Government to keep them in office for at least two years.
A so-called ‘Tourism Tax’ was introduced in 2016 in Ibiza and Majorca – with Thomas Cook slamming the levy as a “significant extra sum” on family holidays which could persuade many families to holiday elsewhere.
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