While the France capital Paris wants to increase the accommodation tax, which is applied at different rates in eight different regions, by 200 percent, representatives of the Hoteliers Association and the National Hotel Chains Group say this approach will negatively affect the touristic attractiveness of the region, especially on the eve of the 2024 Olympic Games.
According to local media reports, the proposal in the prepared 2024 budget states that the tax, which is now 5 euros per person per night in a 5-star hotel, could be raised to 15 euros, while France Tourism Minister Olivia Gregoire said that the new tax rate will be determined by each municipality itself.
In Paris, where accommodation tax is applied at different rates in eight regions, the tax rate varies between 0.25 and 5 Euros depending on the class of accommodation facility in the regions.
For the year 2024, France is preparing to increase the Accommodation Tax, and while the tourism industry is reacting strongly to this decision, Paris is the destination with the heaviest taxes in Europe after Rome, Brussels, Berlin, Athens, Madrid and London.
If the bill is adopted, the accommodation tax in France will increase from 5 Euros to 15 Euros for a 5-star hotel and from 1.88 Euros to 5.70 Euros for a 3-star hotel.