Socialism Outreach – Norway Considers Taxing the Tourists


Tourist taxes are nothing new but there has to be a better way

With exports on the wane and the oil sector dying out, Norway needs tourism more than ever.  Nevertheless, since Disney released “Frozen,” Northern Norway, facing an influx of tourists. So much so that it spurred a bathroom crisis. However, instead of meeting that challenge through the private sector, local governments are proposing socialist solutions to a good problem. Local Nordland party leaders of the Socialist Left Party, the Christian Democrats, the Liberals and the Red Party have backed a new tourist tax to finance the upkeep needed as a result of the growing tourist numbers.

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