Why is Galapagos doubling its entry fee for tourists?

The changes will come into force in August. ADVERTISEMENT The Galapagos Islands is doubling its entry fee for tourists. From August 2024, visitors from most countries will be required to pay $200 (€184), up from $100 (€92) currently. The Ecuadorian archipelago is the latest to crack down on overtourism with a hike in tourist tax. […]

Venice entry fee: Here’s when and how much you’ll have to pay in 2024

ADVERTISEMENT Last November, Venice authorities unveiled a pilot program for their long-mooted plan to charge day-trippers to visit the city.  The tourist tax was due to launch earlier in the year but was delayed over logistical issues and fears it would hit tourist revenue. The council has now confirmed the launch of the online payment […]

All the countries where you have to pay a ‘tourist tax’ in 2024

From Venice to Bali, new fees are being chged to try and combat overtourism. ADVERTISEMENT Overtourism could have been 2023’s word of the year in the travel industry. News of the negative impacts of too many tourists was everywhere. The world’s most popular destinations, like Venice, Barcelona and New Zealand, are struggling to keep visitor […]

Travel guide suggests it may be time for a TOURIST TAX for Bath

By Ted Thornhill, Mailonline Travel Editor 17:59 17 Nov 2023, updated 20:18 17 Nov 2023 One local says Bath city centre is a ‘jarring tourist swarm’ at weekends Fodor’s: ‘It’s the tourists who don’t spend money in the city who are the problem’ READ MORE: Fodor’s reveals its 2024 GO and NO lists  Is it time […]

Tourist tax cost the Treasury £200m last year

The Treasury missed out on more than £200 million last year because it scrapped VAT-free shopping, according to new estimates. The controversial ‘tourist tax’ cost British retailers £1.5 billion in lost sales in 2022, said the Association of International Retail (AIR) in evidence sent to the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in an effort to get the […]

Kemi Badenoch ‘breaks ranks’ with the Government over tourist tax

Government said they will not row back on the tax introduced by predecessor Kemi Badenoch appeared to break ranks with the Government over the controversial tourist tax that was reintroduced after last year’s mini-budget. The Business Secretary said companies had raised the issue of bringing back VAT-free shopping with her ‘a lot’ and that she […]

New tourist tax will soon make visiting Iceland more expensive

The Nordic country wants to protect its ‘unspoilt nature’ from overtourism with a new nightly fee. Iceland plans to introduce a tourist tax to help protect its unspoilt nature. ADVERTISEMENT The Nordic country has seen a sharp rise in tourists over the past decade. Visitor numbers grew by more than 400 per cent between 2010 […]

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