GNWT drafts hotel tax levy to back city tourism

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The GNWT has drafted its legislation to allow an accommodation levy in cities including Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith, Fort Simpson, Norman Wells and Inuvik. The levy, first proposed in 2010, would collect a marginal tax on accommodations to be reinvested in local tourism initiatives and promotion, said Gary Schauerte, director of corporate affairs for...