Commenting on the news that the Welsh Affairs Committee is concerned that Wales attracts “such a small proportion” of visitors to the UK, Welsh Conservative Shadow Tourism Minister, Tom Giffard MS said:
“Tourism accounts for 1-in-7 jobs in Wales, yet Labour Ministers in the Senedd do little to grow or even protect this vital sector of our economy.
“The Labour Government are intent on taxing the tourism industry to oblivion as opposed to enhancing the Welsh offer. A toxic tourism tax and crippling 182-day holiday let regulations are just a taster of what the socialists in Cardiff Bay have in store for Wales.
“The Welsh Conservatives would cancel Labour’s tourism tax plans, make Visit Wales independent of government, reverse Labour’s barmy road building ban and invest in infrastructure so that people can get around our great country.”