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Tourist tax arguments causing problem for the Balearic budget

Disagreement between the coalition parties regarding a tourist tax increase.

Andrew Ede21/10/2022 08:58

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Don't even think about raising the tourist tax

Fast forward to 2022 and some tourists and even the travel industry are in the dark about how the tax money is being spent and on what.

Jason Moore23/09/2022 11:12

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Government parties want to increase the tourist tax

No firm proposals yet, and the main partner in the coalition, PSOE, may well oppose an increase.

Andrew Ede15/09/2022 07:23

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Not enough tourist tax revenue to meet all requests

Government priorities for tourist tax spending aren't pleasing everyone.

Andrew Ede13/09/2022 08:26