Dutch hoteliers worried over Amsterdam’s tourist tax: The City Council in Amsterdam plans to increase its tourist tax, causing hoteliers in the city to worry this will hurt budget hotels, DutchNews reports. The existing tourist tax increased to 7% of the price of a hotel room at the beginning of the year, and this new proposal would add a flat tax of €5 ($5.67) to €10 ($11.34) per guest.
Hoteliers in the city argue the additional tax would likely make the city too expensive for some tourists, the article states. They are also upset the new tax does not apply to Airbnb and other tourist rental companies.
Source : Hotelnewsnow.com