City Tax 2020 – What is changing in Europe

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Please find below some updates about different destinations in Europe that will either increase or introduce new tourist taxes from January 2020.

AUSTRIA

  • Innsbruck – city tax to increase to €2 per person per night in all the city area

BELGIUM

  • Ostend – will introduce a tourist tax of €2.83 per room per night

FRANCE

  • Aix-en-Provence – to increase to €2.50 per person per night (4-star hotels)
  • Caen – rates to increase to €2.00 per person per night (4-star hotels)

ITALY

  • Como – Removal of low season rate with just one rate valid for all year (€2.50 per person per night in 4*)
  • Florence – rates to increase to €4.50 per person per night (4* hotels). The National Government is discussing a proposed amendment to the fiscal decree that is to allow some destinations such as Florence, Rimini and a few others the option to levy rates up to €10 per person per night alongside Rome and Venice. Therefore, it is possible that Florence may have a further increase in rates during 2020.

NETHERLANDS

  • Amsterdam – as anticipated a €3 per person fixed cost will apply on top of 7% tourist tax on room net rate
  • Eindhoven – increase to €3.50 per person per night
  • Maastricht – increase to €5.01 per person per night (4-star hotels)
  • Haarlem – introduction of tourist tax at €5 per person per night for all star rating.

PORTUGAL

  • Faro – introduction of a seasonal tax (March-November) €1.50 per person per night starting from March 2020

SPAIN

The following destinations are considering to introduce a tourist tax, but there are no approved regulations so far:

  • San Sebastián 
  • Segovia 
  • Seville (potentially proposed €1 per person per night)
  • Valencia (potentially proposed between €0.50 and €2 per person per night)
  • Barcelona is planning to add a surcharge to existing tourist tax

TURKEY

  • New accommodation tax formally approved to start April 2020 in all destinations. The amount will correspond at 1% of net cost of the room and will increase to 2% in 2021

 

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