Expert proposes bed tax to reinvigorate local tourism

The Port Douglas and Mossman Gazette today reports findings from Bill Morris, author of the Midwood Queensland Investment Report.  Funds could be secured for the use of promoting tourism to the region by introducing a bed tax, as already used in other areas of the world including Florida.  Doug Ryan from Tourism Port Douglas Daintree said he had pushed hard to get the Cairns Regional Council to adopt the tourism levy model.