A lower beverage tax isn’t going to boost tourism. It’ll turn out just like the visa waivers did for a few countries.
If the government wants to boost tourism, the answer is really quite simple. They need to invest in some heavy marketing and do so in relevant countries, not just China. AU, UK, CA and the US to start.
Sadly though, with all the changes to Taxes on Expats and many seriously considering leaving to other countries, that in itself is impacting tourism. People don’t want to visit someplace that they feel are hurting their loved ones that are retired and on limited funds.
Sadly it could be a double whammy, they don’t regain tourism and they lose expats! This is a huge loss that someone needs to seriously take a look at before the ship sinks