Tag: hotel tax

Turkey introduces new tourist tax

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 9, 2019 17:15

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a law according to which tourists to Turkey will have to pay a new two percent tax for hotel accommodation. The new law will ... Read More

Tourism promotion and hotel tax: Is that an oxymoron?

editor editor- October 24, 2019 01:15

Adding a hotel tax onto bills seems to be the way to go if funding is needed for tourism promotion. But is that the right way to go to lure ... Read More

Chicago sets new tourism record with over 57.6 million visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 19:32

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that the city set a new tourism record, welcoming more than 57.6 million visitors in 2018 - a growth of 4.3% over the previous ... Read More

Tourism is killing Venice and the city is fighting back

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2019 22:41

Tourism is killing Venice. And the city is fighting back with the plan to curtail the most pesky and least profitable segment of the visitors hordes - "day-trippers". The city ... Read More

French government considers again tourism as a cash cow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 9, 2011 15:03

PARIS, France (eTN) - As the French economy is bracing for weak growth or even a recession, the government is confronted with a fall of its revenues and its inability ... Read More

Hotel tax vote in Venice postponed

editor editor- June 23, 2011 06:31

Following scenes of protest, walkouts by certain councillors, and ultimately a lack of quorum, the debate and vote on Venice’s proposed accommodation tax was delayed on Monday evening (June 20). Read More

European Tour Operators Association asks where hotel tax dollars will go

editor editor- May 25, 2011 06:05

Various hotel associations and other representatives of the travel industry were told in a special meeting yesterday with city authorities that Florence (Italy) plans to introduce an accommodation tax Read More

ETOA sends open letter to Rome authorities about hotel tax

editor editor- November 5, 2010 03:25

European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has sent an open letter to the Rome authorities asking them to reconsider a planned hotel tax to be introduced on January 1, 2011. Read More

Tour operators condemn Cologne’s spontaneous culture tax

editor editor- October 5, 2010 02:19

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has condemned the Cologne City Council over the introduction of a new tax. Read More

Hawaii State Senator Fred Hemmings: “My response is it’s absolute lunacy”

editor editor- April 24, 2009 06:08

The House and Senate passed the law that raises the accommodations tax on tourists. On average it would mean visitors would pay about $7 dollars more in taxes every night. Read More

Miami-Dade hotel taxes could fund tourism police

editor editor- March 20, 2009 04:17

Hotel taxes would pay for new tourism police in Miami-Dade County under a proposal that has drawn the ire of hotel groups and could have law enforcement competing with baseball ... Read More