Booming Edinburgh will be first UK city to introduce a tourist tax

A piper plays a tune at Edinburgh Castle to herald the New Year during the Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland, January 1, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne/Files

LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland’s capital Edinburgh is to become the first British city to introduce a tourist tax to try to better manage the impact of swelling visitor numbers and booming hotel occupancy, its council said on Thursday. One of Britain’s most picturesque cities, Edinburgh had 1.75 million foreign visitors on average annually between 2015 […]

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