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New Unwelcome Tax To Hit UK Holidaymakers In Spain


UK holidaymakers that will travel to Spain will be hit by a new tourist tax from December 19th 2023. Valencia councils are starting to introduce a charge of up to 2 euros around £1.75 per person per night. It will be called the ‘Valencian Tax on Tourist Stays’ (IVET) and they hope it will bring in around 30 million euros a year that will be spent on green projects.

The new tax will be charged at:

  • Hotels
  • Apartments
  • Spas
  • Hostels
  • Holiday rentals
  • Campsites
  • Motorhome parks
  • Rural acomdations
  • Cruise ships

Some people will be exempt from the tax like under-16s and some disabled travellers. Benidorm in Spain have already said they will never introduce charges to UK holidaymakers.

Prices will range from 0.5 euros for people staying in tourist hotels to 2 euros in five-star hotels. Four and Three star establishments, 80% of the hotel off on the Costa Blanca, will charge one euro per person per day, and cruise passengers 1.5 euros.