Auckland's accommodation sector is worried at the potential impact of a proposed rates hike, which could put some motels out of business.
LISTEN ABOVE: Larry Williams talks to Hospitality Association General manager, Rachel Shadbolt, about the proposal.
Mayor Phil Goff wants to raise 27.8 million dollars a year from accommodation providers, using a targeted rate.
Hospitality Association General manager Rachael Shadbolt told Larry Williams the cost would hamper new hotel developments, and strip the profit out of motels.
She said the idea is a burden on businesses, instead of tourists.
"We are definitely opposed to this particular proposal, which is a targeted rate on capital value and actually goes no where near the visitor."