Do I have to pay a resort fee for my holiday?

If you're going on holiday to one of the below destinations or regions, then a resort fee might apply. In most cases, you'll just need to pay this when you arrive at the hotel.

Find your destination or region below to read a little bit more about the resort fee:

 

Balearics

The Balearic Government charge a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays. You can simply pay this when you arrive at the hotel.

  • 5-star & 4-star superior hotels: €4 per person, per day
  • 4-star & 3-star superior hotels: €3 per person, per day
  • 1-star, 2-star & 3-star hotels: €2 per person, per day

Exclusions: Children under 16 are exempt, and if you're staying for 9 days or longer then you might qualify for a 50% discount (starting from the 9th day of your stay). There's also a 75% discount during low season (1st November to 30th April).

 

Barbados

Barbados has introduced a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays. You can pay this when you arrive at the hotel. The rate is between £1.90-£7.60 per room, per night.

A departure tax of 55 Barbadian Dollars applies for passengers aged 2+ leaving Barbados. From October 1st 2018, an additional fee has been added, whereby passengers outside of the Caribbean region pay 70 Barbadian Dollars per person, and those flying within the Caribbean pay 35 Barbadian Dollars per person. Please check with your airline provider if the cost is included with the price of the ticket.

 

Bulgaria

Bulgaria charges an overnight tax which might vary depending on location and accommodation type. The rate ranges from 0.2 Bulgarian Lev to 3 Bulgarian Lev, per night.

 

Catalonia (includes Costa Brava and Barcelona)

The Catalonia region charges a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays which will be payable on arrival in the hotel:

  • 5-star hotels and grand luxe hotels: €3.00 per person, per night
  • 4-star hotels and superior 4-star hotels: €1.20 per person, per night
  • Hotels with 3 stars or less, and youth hostels: €0.60 per person, per night

The city of Barcelona levies higher tourist taxes, plus an additional city tax:

  • 5-star hotels and grand luxe hotels: €3.50 per person, per night + city tax of €1.75 per person, per night
  • 4-star hotels and superior 4-star hotels: €1.70 per person, per night + city tax of €1.75 per person, per night
  • Hotels with 3 stars or less, and youth hostels: €1.00 per person, per night + city tax of €1.75 per person, per night

Additional information: Children aged 16 and under are exempt. The tax is subject to a 10% VAT charge. The tax is charged only for the first seven nights of your stay, in the same accommodation over a continuous period. If staying in more than one establishment during your visit, you will be charged tax for the first seven nights in each accommodation.

 

Croatia

The Croatian Government charge a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays. The price varies by season and is payable to the hotel upon arrival for all guests of over 18 years. At most, the price will be 7 Croatian kuna per day (approximately £0.85 a day).

Exclusions: Children under 12 are exempt and children aged 12-18 receive 50% discount.

 

Cuba

A departure tax of 25 Cuban Pesos (approx. £20) is payable by all visitors upon departure. Please check with your airline if this is included in the cost of your ticket.

 

Dominican Republic

A departure tax of $20 USD (approximately £15) is payable by all visitors upon on departure. Please check with your airline if this cost is included in the cost of your ticket.

 

Dubai

In Dubai, hotels charge 'Tourism Dirham Fee' per room, per night of occupancy (for a maximum of 30 consecutive nights) ranging from AED 7 to 20 (approximately £1.50 to £4.30) depending on the category/grade of the hotel.

 

Egypt

A departure tax of £35 Egyptian Pounds (approxiely £1.50) is payable by all visitors upon on departure. Please check with your airline if this cost is included in the cost of your ticket.

 

Florida

The Govern of Florida charges a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays in the state. The tax is usually 6% of the room rate per room. There are also taxes on purchases ranging from 6.5-7% on all goods, except ‘necessary’ items such as certain foods and medicine.

 

Greece

The Greek Government charge a sustainable tourist tax as outlined below:

  • 5-star hotels: €4 per room, per night 
  • 4-star hotels: €3 per room, per night
  • 3-star hotels: €1.50 per room, per night
  • 1-star & 2-star hotels: €0.50 per room, per night
  • 1-4 key apartments: €0.50 per room, per night

 

Jamaica

A departure tax of $35 USD (approximately £25) is payable by all visitors upon on departure. Please check with your airline if this cost is included in the cost of your ticket.

 

Malta

An environmental tax of €0.50c per person over the age of 18, per night, is applicable to all visitors staying in hotels, B&Bs, holiday apartments, hostels, and resorts in the Maltese Islands. This charge is payable on arrival at your accommodation and is capped at €5 per person, per stay.

 

Mexico

A departure tax of around 1200 Mexican Pesos (approximately £60, $80 or €70) is payable locally by all visitors in cash only. In the Riviera Maya region, a sustainable tourist tax of $28.87 Mexican Pesos per guest, per night is applicable from 01/03/2022. This must be paid directly to the hotel upon check-in.

 

Morocco

Customers may be required to pay a tourist tax when staying in Morocco. This is usually between £1-£3 per person per night, and is payable in local currency to the hotel.

 

St Lucia

St Lucia charges a tourism tax based on a nightly rate of $3 (US) per person on hotels priced up to $120 (US) per night, and a nightly rate of $6 (US) per person on hotels priced over $120 (US). Guests aged 12-17 will only need to pay half of this tax.

 

Tunisia

The Tunisian Government charge a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays which will be payable on arrival at the hotel for all guests aged 12 or over:

  • 4 & 5-star hotels: 3 Tunisian Dinars per guest, per night (approximately £0.80)
  • 3-star hotels: 2 Tunisian Dinars per guest, per night (approximately £0.55)
  • 2-star hotels: 1 Tunisian Dinar per guest, per night (approximately £0.30)

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