Thursday, September 29, 2022

Stakeholders Hold Consultations To Review Tourism Legislation

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The Ministry of Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture and Information in its
efforts to promote sustainable growth and product development/enhancement, has
embarked on a revision of the Ministry’s primary legislation, the Tourism Incentives Act,
Cao 15.30.

As part of this revision, a series of stakeholder consultations is scheduled from Tuesday 15th March to Thursday 24th March, 2022.

The primary focus of the consultation is to:

I. Obtain feedback on the existing incentives available for investment in the Tourism
industry under the Tourism Incentives Act, Cap 15.03 of 1996;

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II. Obtain input on the range of incentives available most suited for the respective
subsectors in the Tourism industry;

III. Identify limitations and challenges currently associated with accessing
incentives during and after the application process;

IV. Obtain recommendations regarding the way forward on strengthening the
legislative framework.

In order to ensure contribution from a wide cross section of the tourism industry,
representatives of key subsectors (accommodation, sites and attractions, food and
beverage, touring, taxi, Destination Management Company’s [ DMCs], Car Rentals, Car
Rentals, Marine Sector, Wedding Planners, Photographers, Health and Wellness
operators) will be present on specific days to provide information relevant to their
respective operations.

The Ministry of Tourism anticipates that one of the key outcomes of the consultation is
the identification of key policy recommendations to strengthen the current legislation
and a wider range of fiscal benefits available to operators.

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