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    Angie baby
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    New surcharges for tourists.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 12:21 pm

    The rulers of the Balearic islands are about to set a new tourist charge on visitors to the islands of Majorca, Minorca, Formentera and Ibiza, as they say this charge is to go towards "helping the area's natural resources".

    This charge will be up to "1.50 per person per night" depending on the rate of stars that the hotel has.

    The tax means that a family of four on a fortnight's holiday could pay an extra 70.

    A similar tax is to also be introduced by Malta from June 20th but it is much lower than the Balearics at 40p per night.

    I found this in The Mirror here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ibiza-majorca-holiday-tourism-tax-7842965#r3z-addoor

    I think that once this is widely known it will cut the numbers of tourists to the Balearic Islands.

    Serve them right if it does !Mad
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    Re: New surcharges for tourists.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 10:05 am

    A well spotted item Angie. Thanks for posting it on ROB.

    Yes, at first it will slow down tourism to the Balearics, but like everything else it will be forgotten after a while.


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    Re: New surcharges for tourists.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 16 Jun 2016, 11:29 am

    The answer to that is quite simple really: I have no plans to go to the Balearic islands or to malta.

    Problem solved ! Twisted Evil
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    Re: New surcharges for tourists.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 17 Jun 2016, 11:50 am

    You are just one person Zath', and I think that eventually, as Angie says, the extra tax that will be added to holidays in the Balearics or malta will be quickly forgotten about and, just like the air-passenger tax, it will be paid if people want to fly anywhere.


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