Tourist tax

  • Amsterdam increases tourist tax

    Published on : Friday, September 27, 2019

    Tourists will have to pay more tax in Amsterdam from next year. The Dutch capital has decided to add a levy of €3 per person (about US$3) – per night for tourists staying overnight in hotels. This will be in …

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  • Tourist tax in Macau is for tackling the city’s tourism capacity

    Published on : Saturday, June 1, 2019

    The idea of a tourist tax in Macau is for combating issues relating to the city’s tourism capacity.   Macau is expected to witness more than 38 million tourists this year, according to the local tourism bureau. The city saw …

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  • Macao residents unsure of tourist tax implementation

    Published on : Friday, May 31, 2019

    Macau seemed almost set to impose a tourist tax after they surveyed the people about how proceeds from it should be spent. However, now we are finding out a bit more about the survey, and learning that not everyone might …

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  • Macau introduces survey on tourist tax

    Published on : Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has introduced a survey on the probable introduction of a tourist tax to the city. The public opinion poll comprises case analysis and separately, questionnaire exercises to be carried on respectively among the locals …

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  • Scottish hoteliers warn against introduction of tourist tax

    Published on : Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    Leading Scottish hoteliers have cautioned against the industry’s ability to invest and create jobs will be seriously affected by introduction of tourist tax.   Industry figures say that implementation of a tourist tax will fuel global perceptions that Scotland is …

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  • Many destinations are now thinking of introducing tourist tax

    Published on : Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    Countries and cities have often tried to encourage tourism, understanding the fact that visitors and the money they spend fosters economic development.   However, in this age of overtourism, some popular destinations have reached their limit. City centers are clogged …

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  • Majorca and Ibiza are urging government to scrap off tourist tax

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    Majorca and Ibiza are urging the government to stop the controversial tourist tax as it is a “serious threat” to the future of the islands.   The move comes after a six-week delay in the start of the holiday season …

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  • New Zealand planning tourist tax

    Published on : Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    For many New Zealand visitors, an excursion to Waitangi, where the country’s founding document was signed in 1840, and a museum on the grounds attracts 100,000 visitors every year.   The history of Waitangi turned it into one of the …

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  • Hoteliers of Scotland express concern over tourist tax

    Published on : Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Concern is piling on within the tourism industry of Scotland in terms of the prospect of ministers providing local authorities the power to introduce a tourist tax.   The idea has been controversial as a means for councils to finance …

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  • Inaccurate figures are not appropriate to introduce tourist tax

    Published on : Friday, September 14, 2018

    Repeating the Culture and Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop’s reprimand of Cllr McVey in July, Mr Mackay utilized a written Parliamentary answer to reminiscent the SNP in Edinburgh that they “will not consider requests to implement a tourist tax unless the …

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  • Proposed tourist tax in New Zealand expected to be implemented from end of next year

    Published on : Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    New Zealand has a proposed tax that would charge visitors between $17 and $24. The tax revenue would be used for funding tourism infrastructure and conservation efforts.   New Zealand tourism minister Kelvin Davis said while introducing the proposed tax …

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  • City of Bath revives plan to impose £1 tourist tax but hoteliers are wary

    Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018

    The city of Bath, England, is planning to ask the government for the power to charge its many visitors a tourist tax.     According to the plan, they would like to levy of about £1 or more to the …

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  • Amsterdam planning to increase tourist tax

    Published on : Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    Amsterdam is planning to increase tourist taxes by as much as €10 a night, as the authorities attempt to limit stag weekends and visitors to the red-light district.   About 17 million people visited the city in 2016, which is …

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  • Germany to start ‘tourist tax’ for visitors staying in Frankfurt

    Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017

    Tourists travelling to Frankfurt are soon going to be compelled to shell out a new ‘tourist tax’ if they decide to stay overnight in this beautiful city of Germany.   The charges imposed would be two euros per night while …

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  • Over-tourism forcing Iceland to levy new tourist tax

    Published on : Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Overwhelmed by a record number of visitors, Iceland’s government is planning to increase taxes in the tourism sector. This, if implemented would mean that world’s most expensive holiday destination might soon become a bit more expensive. The plan is to …

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