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The tourism industry wants to work with the Government to ensure its new tax on most of New Zealand’s international visitors is used to enhance their experience of our country.

Airbnb has backed calls for a bed tax in Queenstown, saying it could help ease the cost of tourism on ratepayers.

Hospitality leaders have urged the Chancellor to overrule plans for a “damaging” tourist tax that they claim would wreak havoc “on an already-strained and over-burdened sector”.

A Queenstown accommodation provider says more than 70 businesses are opposed to a local visitor levy, or bed tax, for the district.

Individual travellers who visit and stay at lodging with fewer than four rooms in second-tier provinces will soon be entitled to a tax break.