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The biggest problem with ecotaxes is… they are called taxes

The Maldives began charging a so called ‘Green Tax’ at US$6 per tourist bed from the November 1. This followed on the heels of an announcement in September that the Balearic Islands will apply an ‘eco-tax’ next year . Cruise ship passengers will be charged €2 per day in high season, along with those staying in hotels rated above four-star. Jeremy Smith Read more.

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October 15 2015 – Last month Biel Barceló, the vice-president and tourism minister for the Balearics,  told a parliamentary hearing in the islands that the government would once again apply a tourist tax in 2016.

The tax – termed an ‘eco-tax’ – will be spent on “environmental protection, sustainable tourism, the preservation and restoration of cultural heritage, improvement of infrastructure in tourist areas as well as in research, training and development in the tourism sector,” according to Travel Weekly. Jeremy Smith Read more.

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23 March 2015 – Tourism is a thirsty business. Peak tourist seasons are generally during the driest months of the year. Tourism development is most intense in coastal areas and on islands, where potable water is typically scarce. Read more.

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