Tourists and visitors of national parks will need to pay new taxes in Queensland

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Tourists and visitors of national parks will need to pay new taxes in Queensland as part of a plan being thought of by the state government.

Both the taxes have been proposed by a new tourism plan of 10 years released by the proficient Tourism Industry Reference Panel of Queensland.

The panel said that the levy on tourists would be enforced by the local governments, and all the income would be used to spend in tourism growth and marketing.

The second levy on national park and visitors in protected area would be used to finance the expenses of running parks and reinvest in the natural attractions.

The panel report said that he proposal of a visitor tax isn’t something new. It has been modeled, campaigned and discussed for the best part of a decade.

The report said that the Canadian region of British Columbia has permitted tourist regions like the winter skiing and summer hiking resort of Whistler, to enforce a comparable visitor levy for 30 years.

This has made available sustainable financial support that is needed to promote, perk up and improve the otherwise tiny village on the hilltop.

The panel report said that a statewide tax would not work and local governments need to be capable enough to decide whether to agree to a visitor levy, how much that needs to be, and only use profits to expand and promote local tourism.

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