Braga considers €1.50 tourist tax

in World · 28-02-2019 10:02:00 · 0 Comments

The city council of Braga, in northern Portugal, is putting out to public consultation a proposal to introduce a municipal tourist tax of €1.50 per bed per night, its Mayor has announced.

Two cities in Portugal, Lisbon and Porto, already have a tourist tax, recently increased to €2 per bed per night from the original €1, for a maximum of seven consecutive nights.

In comments to Lusa on Monday the Mayor of Braga, Ricardo Rio, said that the idea is to bring in the levy at the beginning of July. It should generate about half a million euros per year.

“The money collected will be to invest in tourism promotion, tourist entertainment and in the cleaning and conservation of public spaces,” he said.

According to the council’s proposal, the tax would be charged only between March and October on guests aged 16 or over, up to a maximum of four consecutive nights.


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