Commenting on the Welsh Government's plans for a tourism tax in Wales, local Senedd Member Paul Davies said:
"It seems to me that the Welsh Government has long been pushing for a tourism tax in Wales, despite fierce opposition from the tourism sector. If this tax is to be introduced, it would have a significant effect on holiday-makers and could seriously damage the local economies of many parts of Wales.
Tourism businesses in Pembrokeshire have made it clear that they do not want to see a tax or levy introduced and instead of burdening the sector further, Ministers in Cardiff Bay should be spending their time and efforts working on proposals to supporting and developing the sector further.
A tourism tax is the last thing the sector needs as it recovers from the Covid pandemic and the very idea that Welsh Government Ministers think this is the way forward shows how out of touch they are with businesses across the country."