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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

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"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.

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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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