New Zealand Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis said the plan to introduce a NZD25 (USD17) per visitor levy on international visitors will "be worked on next year" and no final decision on the charge will be made until the end of a feedback period (The New Zealand Herald, 27-Nov-2017). The levy would be added to existing charges. 60% would be dedicated to tourism infrastructure, with the remainder for conservation projects. Tourism Industry Aotearoa has opposed the charge, stating that as proposed it would be impossible to implement.
New Zealand Tourism Minister: New tourism charge won't be introduced until feedback is considered
27 November, 2017