The Sunshine Coast Tourism Association says it hopes to have a 2 per room tax in place next January
The Association says it’s now got the last of the approvals it needed from local governments – who will have to collect the tax.
President Celia Robben says the levy, similar to ones already in place in Nanaimo and the Oceanside area, will bring in as much a 250 thousand dollars a year.
Robben also says they’re not worried about it scaring away any visitors. She says room taxes are so common around the world these days, that they’re not much of a factor in travel decisions