The Spanish archipelago of the Balearic Islands will charge a tourist tax of 0.25 to two euros per person / night from July 1st, depending on season and accommodation option, with which hopes to raise between 50 million and 80 million euros per year.
Approved as eco-tax, the Impuesto sobre Estancias Tour de Baleares y Impulse Sostenible Tourism measures, according to the Spanish press, your revenue is intended to alleviate the impact that tourism has on the archipelago in 2015 was the 'champion' of bed occupancies of Spanish hospitality, with 75.6%.
The rate applies to all guests over 15 years, including residents in the archipelago, but according to Spanish media leaves out the 125,000 beds 'not settled'.
The exemptions, over and under 16 years are only visitors who reach the archipelago in senior tourism programs (Immersed in Spain) and family members of patients who have to travel to other islands.
SOURCE: presstur.com | March 30, 2016