Province says it will not institute hotel levies

New Brunswick says it will not be bringing in new hotel levies.

The province had been considering instituting tourism marketing funds that would have meant adding a levy to the overall cost of participating hotels and other accommodations in the province.

The Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick had asked the government to bring in legislation allowing municipalities to create bylaws to collect destination marketing fees.

Tourism marketing funds are already collected on a volunteer basis by five of the province's destination marketing organizations.