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Tourist taxes in France are growing


The French authorities have announced an increase in the tax on accommodations in the French hotels – hotel tax in the near future may increase by 500%.

The hotels of Paris, where a year usually stops about 30 million visitors can expect even more significant rise of hotel fees.

Legislators of the National Council of France accepted the amendment, according to which municipalities will be able to raise the hotel tax €1.50 to €8 for 1 person per night in 4* hotels and 5*. For a three star French hotels the maximum size of travel hotel collecting the same amount to €5. In addition, in the region of Ile-de-France, the local municipalities will be able to charge from tourists than €8, and €10 due to additional duties in the amount of €2.

The owners of hotels in France after the information appeared about as noticeable increase in hotel tax fees, expressed strong protest: increase the taxe de sejour five times, according to them, can cause a severe blow to the tourism industry of France. But representatives of the National Council of the operate the fact that such an increase in tourist tax collections will gather the country's budget approximately an additional €140 million a year.

An increase in hotel charges in France was made after repeated appeals by local politicians, who demanded to raise tourist fees from foreign tourists. This tax innovation has already been called disastrous for the tourism of France.

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Date of publication: 03.07.2014

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