Botswana Tourism Levy Cancelled
11 December 2017
The Tourism Development Levy (TDL) first proposed by the Botswana Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Conversation has been cancelled 8 months after announcing it's inception.
It seems that the proposed bill, which would see all Botswana ports of entry collecting US$30 from international tourist, did not go through the proper channels including consultation with the tourism industry, and was rejected in parliament. The bill's "withdrawal will enable the Ministry and the Botswana Tourism Organisation to conduct further engagement with various stakeholders" - Jimmy Opelo, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Botswana.
The TDL bill is marred with confusion and mystery as only $12 of the $30 was going to go towards tourism development, while the remaining $18 would be collected by an unnamed UK-based company that was tasked with administration. Supposedly, the contract with the company has been terminated.
On the origins and progress of the Botswana Tourism Levy implementation, read this article
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