Visitor tax

Fiji needs to rationalise its tourism-related taxes to make the country an affordable holiday destination, some political parties say. Picture: FT FILE

FIJI needs to rationalise its tourism-related taxes to make the country an affordable holiday destination, some political parties say. The Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA), National Federation Party (NFP), Unity Fiji party and the Fiji Labour Party (FLP) believe that the country has become an expensive holiday destination. As we head towards the 2018 General Election, The Fiji Times asked the six registered political parties about their views on the country’s tourism industry. We asked: l What is your party’s view on the country’s tourism industry and what policies will the party introduce to ensure that we remain a competitive holiday destination? The FijiFirst party and the Fiji United Freedom Party did not respond to the questions when this edition went to press last night. Questions were sent to the parties via electronic mail (email) on Tuesday. The NFP, FLP, Unity Fiji and SODELPA responded to the questions.
More on this story in today’s edition of The Fiji Times and in our E-Edition.