新西兰将向外国游客征收旅游税
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Tourists to New Zealand are set to be stung with a new tax but Australians have been given a free pass.
 
到新西兰旅游的外国游客又要多准备一笔钱用来交税,澳大利亚人除外。
 
From late next year, international visitors heading to New Zealand will pay between NZ$25 and NZ$35 to get into the country, the government announced on Friday.
 
However, Australian citizens and permanent residents, people from Pacific Islands Forum1 countries and children under two will be exempt2.
 
The move reflects an ongoing3 debate within New Zealand about the environmental and infrastructure4 pressures put on the country by booming tourism growth.
 
In the year to April, about 3.8 million tourists visited New Zealand, a country with a population of about 4.7 million.
 
Of those, the biggest group were Australians, making up 39%, or nearly 1.5m visits.
 
The conservation minister, Eugenie Sage5, said she hoped visitors would understand.
 
"It's only fair that they make a small contribution so that we can help provide the infrastructure they need and better protect the natural places they enjoy," she said.
 
The tax is expected to raise up to NZ$80m in the first year, with the money to be split between tourism infrastructure and conservation funding.
 
It will be collected through a newly proposed electronic travel registration6 process.


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1 forum cilx0     
n.论坛,讨论会
参考例句:
  • They're holding a forum on new ways of teaching history.他们正在举行历史教学讨论会。
  • The organisation would provide a forum where problems could be discussed.这个组织将提供一个可以讨论问题的平台。
2 exempt wmgxo     
adj.免除的;v.使免除;n.免税者,被免除义务者
参考例句:
  • These goods are exempt from customs duties.这些货物免征关税。
  • He is exempt from punishment about this thing.关于此事对他已免于处分。
3 ongoing 6RvzT     
adj.进行中的,前进的
参考例句:
  • The problem is ongoing.这个问题尚未解决。
  • The issues raised in the report relate directly to Age Concern's ongoing work in this area.报告中提出的问题与“关心老人”组织在这方面正在做的工作有直接的关系。
4 infrastructure UbBz5     
n.下部构造,下部组织,基础结构,基础设施
参考例句:
  • We should step up the development of infrastructure for research.加强科学基础设施建设。
  • We should strengthen cultural infrastructure and boost various types of popular culture.加强文化基础设施建设,发展各类群众文化。
5 sage sCUz2     
n.圣人,哲人;adj.贤明的,明智的
参考例句:
  • I was grateful for the old man's sage advice.我很感激那位老人贤明的忠告。
  • The sage is the instructor of a hundred ages.这位哲人是百代之师。
6 registration ASKzO     
n.登记,注册,挂号
参考例句:
  • Marriage without registration is not recognized by law.法律不承认未登记的婚姻。
  • What's your registration number?你挂的是几号?
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