Tourist tax will cut visitors, revenue, growth

BY ACT at 15 June, 2018


 

The Government’s proposed tourist tax of up to $35 will see visitor numbers, revenue and economic growth fall, according to ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“A new tax, while boosting the Government’s coffers, will discourage international visitors from travelling and spending money in New Zealand.

 

“That will hurt businesses and see fewer jobs created by tourism operators.

 

Research conducted in 2015 by NZIER on National’s $26 border clearance tax projected that it


ACT will boost infrastructure in productive Queenstown

BY David Seymour at 13 July, 2017


Only ACT has a clear policy to get Queenstown infrastructure caught up with the enormous pressure it faces, says ACT Leader David Seymour as he visits the town today.

“Tourism-heavy regions like Otago are disproportionately short on infrastructure, despite the huge tax dividends they’re passing to central government,” says Mr Seymour.