Spain just got more expensive

Do you have clients travelling to Spain? Advise them to take some extra cash.

Starting July 1, visitors to Spain’s Balearic Islands, which include Majorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Menorca, will have to fork out additional holiday cash for a newly introduced tourism tax.

The new charge means that when travellers arrive at their booked hotel, they will have to pay two extra euros to the hotel for each night they intend to stay.

It varies from hotel to hotel based on their star rating, so a 1* to 3* hotel would cost €1 per day per person, while a 4-5* hotel would cost €2

Though the charges half after the ninth day, it means a family of four with kids over 16 could have to fork out an extra £70 over a two week period.

Villas, campsites and private houses are not exempt either.

People travelling to Malta will also be charged a new fee from June, which will be 40p per night, but this will be capped at five euros.

The funds are said to be going towards protecting the island’s natural resources.

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