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STA Member Council responds to Edinburgh City Council tourist tax consultation approval


The Scottish Tourism Alliance Member Council is disappointed that Edinburgh City Council councillors have approved the launch of a formal public consultation on how a transient visitor levy, or ‘tourist tax’ would look if it were introduced in the Capital, given the announcement by the First Minister yesterday in response to the STA’s request to the Scottish Government to launch a formal, national stakeholder consultation into the viability of a tourism tax.

 We look forward to learning more details of the announcement from Scottish Government and to playing a full and active role in the forthcoming national consultation.

 The following STA Council Members and other organisations have signed up to this statement to date:

  • Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA)
  • Association of Scotland’s Self Caterers (ASSC)
  • Argyll & Isles Tourism Co-operative (AITC)
  • British Amusement Catering Trade Association (BACTA)
  • British Holiday Parks & Homes Association (BH&HPA)
  • Caravan & Motor Home Club
  • Confederation of Passenger Transport UK – Scotland
  • Destination Orkney
  • Farm Stay
  • Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
  • Green Tourism
  • Hosteling Scotland
  • Outer Hebrides Tourism (OHT)
  • Scottish Bed & Breakfast Association (SBBA)
  • Scottish Beer & Pub Association (SBPA) 
  • Scottish Country Sports & Tourism Group (SCSTG)
  • Scottish Destination Management Association (SDMA)
  • Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA)
  • Sail Scotland
  • U.K. Hospitality [Edinburgh, Glasgow & Inverness Hotels Associations]
  • VisitArran
  • Wild Scotland

Last Modified: Tuesday 02 October 2018 09:37
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