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Iceland considers new tax on tourists

The alternative for the country, overwhelmed by a record number of visitors, may be to limit sightseers' access to its most popular spots

"Some areas are simply unable to facilitate one million visitors every year." Iceland's tourism minister, Thordis Kolbrun Reykfjord Gylfadottir There are worries about over-crowding ruining the experience for visitors.


ONE of the world's hottest and most expensive holiday destinations could soon become a little more expensive. Overwhelmed by a record number of visitors in spite of its far-flung location, Iceland's government is considering ways of raising taxes in the tourism sector. The...

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