Blogs and advice from Industry leading Specialists
Valuable Opinions, Comments & Gossip
Financial related News & Articles relating to Spain
Latest News, Stories
& Hot Topics
Various Tools & Widgets to help with your financial needs
Tools & Widgets to
help with finances
Polls, Surveys and Opinions featured throughout Tumbit
Featured Polls, Surveys & Stats
Discussions, Advice & Topical Chat
Discussions, Advice & Topical Chat

Mayor of Barcelona proposes tourist tax

Wed 7th Jul 2010

The mayor of Barcelona spoke earlier in the week to say how the launch of a provincial law allowing cities to implement a 'tourist tax' would cover promotional campaigns and services in the city.

The mayor, Jordi Hereu, did not clarify how much the fee could amount to, while Barcelona Tourism has proposed charging one euro for each tourist stay, according to insider sources.

Hereu mentioned how the proposal is part of the debate on the Tourism Strategic Plan, which is a reflection of Barcelona but it should be part of a "general tax law." It is an idea that "will go forward", according to Hereu.

The mayor added that more talks are still required with other cities together with the Ministry of Economy, and from then on it would be to pass a state law allowing municipalities who wish to implement this tax.

Barcelona Tourism stressed that this is a proposal that is only being considered under the Strategic Tourism Plan at this stage, so no decision has, or will be made for some time, however they also commented that "we need more resources to promote tourism because competition is very high."

Comment on this Story

Be the first to comment on this Story !!

Related Partners

Recommended Items

Related Articles

Related Blogs