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Taxing travel: How Europe's top destinations target tourists

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Balearic Islands will impose a new "eco-tax" on holidaymakers this summer, increasing the cost of a typical family holiday by up to £44 a week. Though unpopular, tourist taxes have long been used to boost the local government coffers. But how does the Balearic Islands' proposed levy compare to those found elsewhere in Europe?