Moteliers aren't pleased at the idea of a bed tax.
Both Queenstown Lakes District Council and Auckland are looking at bed taxes, but the Motel Association says they'd stifle business growth and harm economic recovery.
Chief Executive Michael Baines says it would be a nightmare to implement, and enforce.
And he wonders how bed taxes would work with campervans, bed and breakfasts, or cruise ships.
"So then you're just picking on a small group of commercial accommodation providers, and increasing their cost at the expense of everybody else's."
Mr Baines says overseas examples show bed taxes are difficult to administer, and cost a lot to enforce for the revenue they bring in.