Tourist Hotel Tax

Glasgow City Council provides free entry to its museums, art galleries and the City Chambers.

A tourist hotel tax would raise revenue without affecting the 'free at the point of use' principle for our citizens and tourists alike.

The toursist hotel tax should be paid directly to Glasgow City Council to reinvest in our City.

Why the contribution is important

We need to mitigate budget cuts not just with savings but by raising revenue without disadvantaging our citizens at a time of severe austerity.

Most tourist are use to paying local taxes and it should have no effect on visitor numbers.

by browns88 on January 25, 2016 at 11:50AM

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  • Posted by Susan January 25, 2016 at 21:14

    Many other countries do this and I am actually surprised Scotland hasn't already.
  • Posted by FeeW January 26, 2016 at 08:53

    Quite in favour of this. Just about every European country applies a tourist tax separately and I'm in the process of booking hotels in New York and there's a $3.50 per person per night charge. Think of how much money would be raised for each council by this means.
  • Posted by Claire1940 January 28, 2016 at 11:10

    Very much in favour of this - it is used worldwide and would generate income.
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