Holidays to Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Menorca are about to get dearer due to a brand new vacationer tax. The Balearic Islands authorities have introduced a brand new obligation to fund “sustainable tourism” which will probably be imposed on anybody holidaying after July 1 even when the vacation is already booked.
On arrival, every holidaymaker aged over 14 should pay the tax for every night time of their keep. The speed relies upon upon the resort’s star ranking and the sliding scale begins at:
- €zero.50 per particular person per night time for campers or these staying in a hostel;
- €1 per per particular person per night time for these staying in a single, two or three star resorts;
- €2 per per particular person per night time for these staying in 4 or 5 star resorts.
Nevertheless, after day 9 and between November and March tax charges are halved.
The levy which may add one other €14 per week per particular person or round €88 for a household of 4 spending a fortnight on the islands and this will probably be collected on arrival by reception workers.
A vacationer tax additionally utilized in Barcelona and the remainder of Catalonia and vary from €zero.45 to €2.50. The additional earnings is break up between tourism boards and city halls.
The Balearics usually are not the primary to impose a vacationer tax. Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Greece already accomplish that however it’s normally included within the resort price. Malta will probably be charging an “eco-tax” from June.