Come October, overseas visitors to New Zealand will have to pay a $35 tourism and conservation levy to enter the country.
However, a cabinet paper suggests this might be a costly tax to implement, with revenues predicted to be around $57-80m per year, but at a cost of more than $14m to implement.
We have to ask, is it worth it?
NZIER Principal Economist Christina Leung spoke to The AM Show.
Watch the video.