We’ve travelled too cheap for too long: Are tourism taxes a good idea?

Many popular destinations are now looking to introduce a tourism tax as they reevaluate following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tourism taxes are already common across Europe with levies in place in major cities like Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Rome.

London is the latest to propose the introduction of a tax. Professor Tony Travers from the London School of Economics said in July that it could be worth “hundreds of millions of pounds” a year.

The money, he added, could be used to finance public transport services struggling from low commuter levels following the pandemic.

Some say these fees for visitors are essential to help top destinations cope with the burden of tourists. Others believe

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