Supports Cornwall Travel Industry in Fight Against Suggested ‘Tourist Tax’

Thursday, June 23, 2011

LONDON, June 24, 2011 -


Price comparison site is up in arms at the threat of yet another
tourist tax being proposed by local government.

Just last week it was announced that Cornwall Council is
suggesting a possible tax on tourists of £1 per night. Tourism from
UK visitors to Cornwall generates £1,033,916,000 from tourist spend
on accommodation, shopping, attractions, travel, food and drink, in
addition to supporting just over 50,000 jobs in the county*.
Despite this the council are considering yet another tax.

Cornwall has always had a great reputation as a good value
destination, and href=""> is
determined to keep it that way. This week is offering a great value Cornwall
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and the local Fistral beach is popular with surfers. Facilities
include an indoor pool, sauna and a restaurant serving up
delicious, locally sourced fare. is passionate about fairness in travel and is
taking a stand in support of the Cornwall Travel industry on this
matter, “We feel the council should think again about their tourist
tax suggestion, it may only be a £1 but it’s the principle that
counts. Why should the UK and overseas visitors be exploited in
this way just to line the pockets of the councils? International
tourists arriving on href="">flights
from Italy, for example, already pay taxes to enter our country
and now the councils want to charge them and UK residents crossing
the border too. It’s a disgrace,” commented Alex Saint.

“ is in agreement with the href="">Falmouth and District Hotels
Association. The tax is a ‘terrible idea’ and is indeed £1 too
far. If Cornwall council decide to implement the tax I am sure it
would have a positive impact on Devon’s UK trade and that of other
UK coastal counties as travellers will quite literally vote with
their feet and travel elsewhere,” continued Saint. is an independent service that helps
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*Source: Figures taken from South West Tourism ‘Value of Tourism
Survey 2007′

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does not sell any travel products. When a travel selection is made,
the final transaction is completed in real-time, direct with the
operator or agent that the customer has chosen.

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