TIA is vigorously opposing a proposed new targeted rate for Auckland which unfairly targets accommodation providers and fails to take account of the economic benefits tourism brings.
It is inequitable to target commercial accommodation providers when the benefits of tourism are spread throughout Auckland’s economy.
TIA has convened a working group made up of Auckland hotel representatives to fight the proposed targeted rate. We will be making a submission to the council opposing the rate.
The proposal is part of the Auckland Council's 2017/2018 Annual Plan (also known as the Annual Budget). Consultation runs from 27 February until 4pm 27 March 2017. Read more.
- TIA facilitated a meeting in January 2017 for senior TIA hotel executives and owners with Auckland Mayor Phil Goff to find out more about his proposed targeted rate on accommodation providers.
- Download our 28 November 2016 media release – Auckland visitor levy unfair & ill conceived