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North Wales Tourism backs Caterer's Say No to Bed Tax campaign

24 August 2006

Hospitality businesses in North Wales are writing to local MPs to enlist their help in the fight against bed tax, after estimating the proposed levy could lose them millions of pounds.

Estimates suggest that such a bed tax could add 10% to the cost of a holiday in the region, impacting popular resorts such as Rhyl and Llandudno.

North Wales Tourism, which represents more than 1,300 tourist operators in the region, is writing to local MPs to enlist their support in fighting the plan and organising a petition to be signed by tourist businesses in the area.

Managing director Esther Roberts said: "The impact of a bed tax would not be confined to accommodation providers - it would also hit tourist attractions in the area if visitor numbers drop.

"It would severely impact on the £500m industry in North Wales where micro-businesses are the mainstay of the economy," she said.

The Federation of Small Businesses in North Wales is also backing calls for the rejection of plans to impose a bed tax on tourists.

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By Daniel Thomas

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