Published on Friday, March 4, 2016

ABTA calls for urgent review of Malta tourist tax

Malta's tourism officials are being asked by the UK travel trade to urgently review a decision to impose a tourist tax from April 1.

The tax of 50c per night, per visitor, applies to visitors 18 years and over with a maximum limit of €5 per stay.

It will be collected by hotels or other accommodation providers.

ABTA says it has written to the Ministry for Tourism in Malta asking for an urgent review of the tax, which is argues will penalise bookings which have already been made.

Revenue generated by the tax scheme will be used by a foundation, set up with the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association, to maintain tourist areas.

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