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The Sunshine Coast includes a 2% room tax

The Sunshine Coast Tourism Association says it hopes to have a two per cent room tax in place next January.

The association says it now has the last of the approvals it needed from local governments, who will have to collect the tax.

President Celia Robben says the levy, similar to ones already in place in Nanaimo and the Oceanside area, will bring in as much a 250 thousand dollars a year.

 

 

Robben also says they’re not worried about it scaring away any visitors. She says room taxes are  common around the world these days, and they’re not much of a factor in travel decisions.

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