I can totally understand your concerns Jane10 but I'm not sure what a tourist tax will do to change anything? I have just googled it myself and it seems that the amounts are as yet undecided (they are talking about varying it depending on the size/price of the hotels) and it will effect many more places not just Edinburgh.
I know they introduced a tourist tax in the Balearics a few years ago but the hoteliers in Ibiza and Majorca are now campaigning for it to be scrapped as they are facing a tourism crisis and this additional cost to tourists is posing "a serious threat".
The other thing to consider is that tourists are a huge source of income to areas such as Edinburgh and Scotland will need to think very carefully before biting the hand that helps to feed it.
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