Mexico cruise ship tax proposed


Mexico cruise ship tax proposed

Thursday, 28 Nov, 2023 0

Cruises visiting some of Mexico’s busiest ports could have to pay a little more in the future.

The state of Quintana Roo is proposing a cruise ship tax of $5 per passenger, which would be implemented from the beginning of 2025.

The state wants to use the money it generates to fund infrastructure improvements and for disaster relief such as hurricanes.

Quintana Roo is home to two of the busiest cruise ports in the country.

Cozumel and Costa Maya together welcome over four million cruise passengers every year.

The cruise ship tax is part of the state’s 2024 fiscal budget.

The tax would be payable at the time the cruise booking is made

“The state seeks to obtain greater resources to allocate them to investment projects to improve the infrastructure of our state,” it said.

“It requires implementing new sources of income that will allow financing the expense that comes with the increase in visitors to the area.”

It would provide ‘resources to strengthen municipalities that receive cruise ships as well as provide immediate attention to people affected by natural disasters.’

 



 

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