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Subsidising to Promote Green Tourism

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Promote Green Tourism: greenEconomyReport

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Many governments already spend funds on developing and promoting local assets valuable to the tourism industry, such as culture, transportation systems, and other infrastructural matters (e.g. water and waste management). This spending helps to decrease the investment many private sector stakeholders would have to make, aiding in the development of greener tourism.

Further, tax concessions can be a good way of stimulating the increase in green tourism investments. Tax incentives given to tourism businesses to encourage their engagement in greener business practices and more ‘eco’ tourism. Subsidies generally promote the installment and implementation of waste, water, and energy reduction initiatives.

Check with your local and national government to find out how you can save on taxes and energy. (For example, here are some in the US.)

Further information on the development of green tourism can be found in UNEP’s publication, “Tourism – Investing in energy and resource efficiency.”

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State and Federal Taxes on Tourism in Australia

Categories: Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Oceania, Pacific, Report, Return
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This report looks at the contribution of tourism taxes to the economies of the Australian states/territories. Areas of analysis include chapters on production taxes on tourism, commodity taxes on tourism and the total tourism taxes levied and received by states/ territories.

by Peter Forsyth, Daniel Pambudi, Ray Spurr, Larry Dwyer, Thiep Van Ho and Serajul Hoque

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