So, now holiday resorts across the Mediterranean are jumping on the bandwagon and busy introducing tourist taxes. But there is something rather unsavoury about a tax which is levied on people who are going on holiday. I still believe that tourists pay enough for the privilege of going on holiday to foreign lands. Apart from the actual cost of the holiday then there is their spending in resort. So we are talking big money. A tourist tax is like charging the passenger of a taxi for the tax on the vehicle. It is grossly unfair and also it sends out all the wrong messages.