Odays after consulting the industry on such a scheme, the Scottish government included the introduction of a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) in its annual budget.

Edinburgh Council’s recent revised plans suggest a flat £2 per night room charge, capped at seven consecutive nights, but Edinburgh hoteliers have said they were concerned a TVL could add to existing tax burdens at a time of uncertainty for the industry.

A second consultation has since been announced.

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