Why has it taken the hoteliers the best part of six months to mount a legal challenge to the controversial tourist tax? Surely it is just going to add to the confusion. Local hoteliers had a golden opportunity to launch legal proceedings when the tax was first announced before the start of the summer season. They failed to do so and the tax was introduced with little or no problem. In fact I was quite amazed. Not a single major complaint. Tourists quietly paid it and already an estimated 30 million euros have been raised. End of story.