According to the news of the news portal, tourism news Center, which is the news source of the tourism sector in Turkey, the income of the tax, which will be collected from all visitors staying in an apartment, hotel or guesthouse, will be used for cultural events such as festivals, tourism initiatives, improving the tourist experience and street cleaning.
While it is expected to generate approximately 3 million pounds per year from the City Tax, 80 percent of the hoteliers voted in favor of the tax in the referendum held in 2022.
The UK's city of Manchester, where the tax to be applied as £1 per room per night will come into effect on April 1, is the third-ranked tourism city after London and Edinburgh, and receives more than one million foreign visitors per year. Tourism contributes £7.5 billion annually to the city's economy. However, Wales is also preparing to impose a visitor tax on stays.
A part of Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia, Barcelona has been charging a regional tourism tax and a city-wide surcharge since 2012. On April 1, 2023, the municipality will increase the fee to 2.75 Euros per night. Valencia, located in the autonomous community of Valencia, Spain, announced that it will introduce a tourist tax of 0.50 to 2 Euros per night this year. Again, Spain's Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera) charge a tourist tax of up to 4 Euros per night.
Venice, the world-famous tourist center of Italy, will increase the nightly tax, which has been between 1 and 5 Euros since 2011, to between 3 and 10 Euros this summer. A form of tourist tax is also applied in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia and Switzerland.