27 Sep 2018

NZ visitor levy from next year

From The Panel, 4:46 pm on 27 September 2018

The government expects to raise around $80m from a vistor levy to be introduced mid-2019. Two-point-three million annual international visitors with fork out $35 in the one-off tax if they're here for less than 12 months. This should be good news for places like Tekapo that have been creaking under the weight of a lack of infrastructure for their level of tourists. The Mackenzie District Council has applied for an $800k grant from the Provincial Growth Fund. Mayor Graham Smith explains what they'd use it for.