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STA responds to First Minister tourism tax announcement at STA Autumn Conference

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The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) welcomes the First Minister’s announcement that a formal stakeholder consultation into the viability of a tourism tax is imminent and will take into account the interests of Scotland’s tourism and hospitality industry.

The STA reiterated its request to the Scottish Government last week, that an objective, well-informed national debate takes place before any decisions are made on granting local authorities the power to raise additional funds via a Transient Visitor Levy.

We are delighted that the First Minister has acknowledged the STA’s approach and commitment to growing Scotland’s tourism industry at our conference today and we look forward to our continued positive dialogue with the Scottish Government to learn more detail of today’s announcement in the coming weeks.


Last Modified: Tuesday 02 October 2018 08:50
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