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Tourism Eco Tax will begin in the Balearics from 1 July 2016




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Tourism Eco Tax (Sustainable Tourism Tax)


As at 23 March 2016

The Balearic Government has approved implementation of the new Tourist Tax/Eco Tax (Sustainable Tourism Tax) from 1 July 2016. After many months of lengthy discussions and debate, agreement on the Tax was finally reached.

This will result in a payment from individuals who stay in accommodation within the Balearics and will also include those visiting the Island from Cruise Ships.

The payment will range between 25 cents to 2 euros per day depending on whether the stay is in the low or high season and in conjunction with the type of accommodation. For example staying in a 5 star hotel will cost 2 euros per night or staying in a Pension or Hostel will cost 50 cents per night.

Children under the age of 14 are exempt from the tax. After the 9th day the tax will be reduced by 50%

News of this tax is coming as quite a shock especially to those who have already booked their holiday without knowing anything about the additional tax.

Money collected from the Tourism Tax will be streamed into various environmental projects throughout the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca Ibiza and Formentera. A new Commission on Sustainable Tourism will work together with existing organisations in order to plan how the money will be spent. The main issues are environmental restoration, improving the quality of tourism offering, improving infrastuctures for future tourism, promotional projects, cultural heritage projects, research, development and the improvement of job quality (including educational aspects) within the Balearic Islands.


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