New tourism tax bad, Zati tells govt
The newspaper article reports about tourism tax in Zanzibar. Zanzibar Finance minister Omar Yussuf Mzee’s pre-budget speech did not impress tourist stakeholders as he proposed to introduce an infrastructure tax of $1 per person per night for every guest staying in a hotel in Zanzibar. The new tax whose implementation is set to start in July, acts as a deterrent to the development of tourism in Zanzibar. It adds issues on the poor tax regime list which stakeholders have been complaining about for a couple of years.