Book your Aussie holiday online? Budget change means you could be paying more from next year
Australian hotel bookings through overseas websites like Expedia could cost travellers more from next year, following the budget announcement that these companies must start paying the GST. Websites such as Booking.com, Trivago and Wotif will be expected to pay 10 per cent GST on all sales of hotel accommodation in Australia to "level the playing field" from July 1, 2019. One tourism industry expert believes the cost will be passed on to customers.