2 Jul 2020

Tourism industry wants answers over visitor levy spending

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 2 July 2020

The tourism industry remains in the dark about where millions of dollars collected through the international visitor levy will go.

Most overseas visitors are charged the $35 fee through visa applications since it was brought in on the 1 July last year.

Around $57 million was collected before the Covid-19 border closure, with funding to be split between tourism and conservation.

Tourism reporter Tess Brunton reports.

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