‘Bed tax’ to ease burden on ratepayers
fell totally on Auckland payers,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s only fair that those who benefit directly from events that promote tourism share in that cost.’’
Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and Hospitality New Zealand slammed the decision, label- Roberts said.
‘‘The commercial accommodation sector has repeatedly offered to work with the council to find a fair and sustainable way to make an appropriate contribution to the city’s visitor and event promotion activities.
‘‘That offer still stands.’’
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s ‘‘bed tax’’ will go ahead.