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Hotel guests in Greece charged new stayover levy

Staff Writer | January 4, 2018
A new stayover levy awaits guests at hotels and rooms to let across Greece came into oeffect.
Hotel guests in Greece
Europe   60 cents to $4.8 per room
The levy, which ranges from 50 cents to 4 euros (60 cents to $4.8) per room, will burden guests and not hoteliers, according to the Greek Finance Ministry.

Camping sites, youth hostels and traditional tourism accommodation businesses will be exempt, according to the law which was voted on in 2016.

Recession-hit hoteliers, who in previous months said they could not absorb the new charge, remained concerned on Wednesday regarding its potential impact on the Greek tourism industry.