BHA claims success after Government rejects Wales-wide tourism tax plans

The tourism tax was abandoned with plans to favour a ‘Vacant Land Tax’ as an alternative

Hoteliers in Wales have welcomed the rejection of broad proposals for a Wales-wide ‘tourism tax’.

Since the autumn, a British Hospitality Association (BHA) Cymru media and political campaign has urged ministers and all assembly members to drop the tourism tax plans as they believed it would have made the industry uncompetitive and added hundreds of thousands of pounds a year to tourist bills.

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