Councils to pocket 429 mn from tourist tax in 2015

735 Italian councils apply levies on visitors

(ANSA) - Rome, October 7 - Italian city and town councils will pocket around 429 millions euros in tourist taxes (imposta di soggiorno) on visitors in 2015, according to a report by hoteliers' association Federalberghi which ANSA has seen in advance. The report said that 735 Italian councils apply taxes on visitors who stay overnight, via a levy on hotel bills, or on people as they arrive. Rome, Milan, Venice and Florence generate 238 million euros from tourist taxes, 55% of the total.
   

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