A joint meeting is to be held between tourism officials and Finance Minister Audley Shaw Today, to discuss issues raised by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, JHTA, and the impact of the government’s tax package on the industry.
The JHTA on Friday (March 17) expressed strong opposition to the government’s move, to integrate revenue flows from the Tourism Enhancement Fund, to the consolidated fund.
The JHTA also expressed concern, about property tax, the special consumption tax increase on alcohol and fuel, as well as, the tax on group health insurance.
President of the JHTA, Omar Robinson, says all the issues will be discussed during the meeting.
He says the JHTA will be meeting with its members on Wednesday, following today’s (March 20) consultation with the finance minister.