Tourist tax

  • Implementation of tourist taxes by popular countries in 2023

     Friday, May 26, 2023

    We have gathered information about the countries applying taxes on tourists in 2023. Be sure to factor in the extra costs if you’re planning to visit any of the tourist destinations around the world.

  • Barcelona is increasing its tourist tax – here’s how much you’ll have to pay in 2023

     Tuesday, January 10, 2023

    Travellers to Spain’s Balearic islands also have to pay a fee. The Sustainable Tourist Tax, which applies to Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, must be paid by holidaymakers aged 16 or over.

  • Macao ceases consideration for tourist tax imposition

     Friday, May 8, 2020

    After making a comprehensive assessment of the findings of the Feasibility Study on Tourist Tax Imposition, the characteristics of Macao’s tourism industry as well as the latest turn of the situation, the Special Administrative Region Government decided to bring an …

  • Amsterdam increases tourist tax

     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 …

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

     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 …

  • Macao residents unsure of tourist tax implementation

     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 …

  • Macau introduces survey on tourist tax

     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 …

  • Scottish hoteliers warn against introduction of tourist tax

     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 …

  • Many destinations are now thinking of introducing tourist tax

     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 …

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

     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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