Friday, September 23, 2016

Barcelona Considering New Cruise Visitor Tax

Cruise ship passengers visiting Barcelona soon could be paying a tourism tax if local officials have their way.

The tax is currently only levied on visitors staying overnight in hotels, and expanding it to all visitors would greatly expand the revenue. Last year there were 30 million visitors to the province of Catalunya (where Barcelona is located) but only 8 million were subject to the current tax by staying in hotels.

The complete story appeared in the September 23 edition of Cruise News Daily.