• Barcelona tourist tax irks hotel industry

    9 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Barcelona tourist tax has invited the annoyance of the hotel industry. The main goal of the taxes was to raise funds to repair the damage caused by mass tourism to the environment and to the local cultural heritage.
    Since the tax was introduced in the Balearics in 2016, international tourist arrivals have went up from 12.9 million at the close of that year to 13.8 million last year. The authorities of Catalonia have introduced a city tax on all hotels. The new tax requires a payment of 0.75 Euro per person per night for 3 star hotels, 1.25 Euro per person per night for 4 star hotels and...
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  • The Puerto Rico Tourism Co. shows rising number of hotel registrations among locals

    The Puerto Rico Tourism Co. shows rising number of hotel registrations among locals

    9 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    The latest statistics shared by the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. shows that the promotion campaign “Postales” of the Voy Turisteando brand resulted in higher number of hotel registrations among the locals. This surpassed the public corporation's projections before launching the campaign.
    PRTC Executive Director Carla Campos stated at a roundtable on the entity's premises in Old San Juan that “Postales,” launched from April to August 2019, was aimed to boost up local tourism in island's various points of interests along with growing number of hotel registrations from residents by 15 percent.
    The...
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