Rome has started a tourist tax for visitors staying in hotels. Many of the Hotels in Rome are worried that these taxes will hurt their business. The main result that people are worried about is that fewer tourists will visit. Also hotels are worried about going out of business from loss of customers. The potential results of this tax are very negative. The government in Rome says that the cause for this tax is to help the cultural heritage and infrastructure. The purposes for this tax may help make Rome a bigger tourist attraction, but it seems a little strange to me that the people visiting have to pay a tax when they are already stimulating the Roman economy by visiting and buying things.