Posts Tagged ‘ accommodation taxes ’

Where does our money go?

Apr 9th, 2019 | By

Over €216 million has been raised which has been channelled into 156 projects in the Balearic isles.

Saturday snippets: 2nd February 2019

Feb 2nd, 2019 | By

The kindness of the Jamaica Inn in Cornwall, uninformative tourism debates in parliament, exercise bikes on planes and the loss of thousands of lilos capture some of Adrian’s attention this week.

Saturday snippets: 7th of July 2018

Jul 7th, 2018 | By

Yorkshire is a small town north of London. That is one of many things that Adrian learnt this week The phrase was used on a TV show so it must be right!

Edinburgh tries again

May 23rd, 2018 | By

Councillors in Edinburgh last January decided that they would look again at introducing an accommodation tax. Four months later and those plans have still not materialised. Why?

Greece introduces an accommodation tax

Dec 27th, 2017 | By
image from the air of Mykonos

Greece is copying other destinations around the world by introducing a tourist tax (known as the Stayover Tax) as from the beginning of 2018.

They might have told us earlier

Apr 12th, 2017 | By

On April Fools’ Day, the Catalan regional government hiked accommodation taxes. Badly handled, do you think they have been taking lessons from the PR people at United Airlines?

Reducing VAT for holidaymakers

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
frustrated traveller

With all the recent talk of a tourism levy wanted by the council in Edinburgh and the more than doubling of accommodation taxes in Rome, the other side of the coin is coming into the spotlight as well.

Holidaying in Rome

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By
rome a city break destination

The threats to our wallets whilst holidaying or travelling come in many forms including pickpockets and fraudsters. These are mostly small time but government pickpocketing is the largest threat and the one we can do nothing about.

More money needed says Edinburgh

Aug 24th, 2014 | By
Edinburgh Fringe

It is festival time in Edinburgh. According to the Scottish culture minister, Fiona Hyslop, the Edinburgh festivals (there are 12 throughout the year) attract 4 million visitors each year and hundreds of millions of pounds. So why does Edinburgh council want a tourism levy?

Now it’s Dubai’s turn

Mar 25th, 2014 | By

Dubai is introducing a tax on all hotel accommodation in Dubai. The new tax will apply as from 31st March 2014. Even bookings made before this date but which apply to stays after this date will be liable for the tax.

Florence and the Bed Tax

Jun 25th, 2011 | By

Two weeks ago, we reported that both Florence and Venice were introducing taxes per night and per star rating on accommodation. With under a week to go before they come into force is the any news how it will work? Or any news at all?
The short answer is no.

Rome, Florence and now Venice

Jun 10th, 2011 | By

Like London buses, when one comes along, it is accompanied by another. So Venice, on Wednesday this week, decided to introduce an accommodation tax just like Florence.

Florence’s Sudden Attack on Visitors

Jun 4th, 2011 | By

Following Rome’s introduction of an accommodation tax, Florence has decided to do the same. The difference is that Rome gave people a bit of notice. Florence has given just a month. From July 1st all visitors (except children under 10) staying overnight will have to pay €1 per night. But it gets worse. You also pay a euro for each star category of accommodation you stay at so a 5 star hotel will attract €5 per night per person.