During the next year, several countries plan to introduce the tourist tax. Starting from January such tax will be applied in Japan, where it will be paid on the departure from the country. The tax will be included in the ticket price and will be worth 100 Yen ($9). All the people, including the citizens of Japan, are obliged to pay it. Only transit passengers and kids of less than 2 years old are free from the next tax. According to the government, the collected money will be used to improve the touristic situation in the airports, to pay for the services of the multilingual guides and free Wi-Fi.
New Zealand plans to apply the tax on the tourists from abroad on arrival to the country. The tourist has to pay $35, while the citizens of the neighboring countries are not obliged to pay the tax. Currently, the government holds a discussion on the implementation of the tax. The money will be used to develop the touristic sector and improve the overall ecological situation.
Japan, New Zealand, and other countries are implementing the tourist tax. The money collected from the tax will be used to develop the touristic sector and improve the overall ecological state.
Croatia increases the tourist tax for accommodation, but just by 10 kunas ($1.5), making it one of the lowest taxes in Europe.
The administration of Algarve resort in Portugal is also thinking about the improvement of the ecology. They plan to charge 1.5 Euro from each tourist on a daily basis, starting from the next season (March – October). People staying for more than 7 days, as well as the children of less than 12 years, are not obliged to pay the new tax.