Spain: Barcelona to raise tourist tax in 2020

Barcelona city authorities are planning to raise the tourist tax in 2020. These plans have already received general support. Currently, the maximum tourist tax in Barcelona is between 65 cents and 2 euros per day. The tax rate depends on the level of the accommodation, the more basic it is, the lower the tax. Under the new proposal, the maximum rate will be 4 euros per day. Barcelona is also planning to increase the tax for cruise ship passengers. For these measures to take effect, it is necessary to coordinate them the budget of autonomous community of Catalonia.

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