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tourist tax

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tourist tax

anybody know how much will the tourist tax will be from November..thanks

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1. Re: tourist tax

Details,costs and comments on this upcoming tax is/has being discussed on this forum

For a 7 day stay payment should be no more than £7pp for 4/5 star hotel

Whatever the duration of stay (say 2 weeks) 7 days is the max to pay.

Children under twelve are exempt from paying this hotel tax.

Link to that thread below


Edited: 01 October 2018, 10:30
Shipley, United...
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thank you for info

Manchester, United...
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Just left the Steigenberger and had to pay 21TD each for our stay. Wasn't expecting to pay anything until November 1st.

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That is interesting.

Did you challenge this payment,as you would have presumed it was not due to start until Nov 1st?

Did you pay at the hotel on arrival or departure?

I can only think one of two things has happened here.

A/ The tax authorities have brought forward the date of implementing this hotel tax

B/ The hotel has illegally charged you.

Been here before In 2014/15, when the Departure/Exit tax was in place.

Similar scenario!

Chaos and confusion !;-)

When that tax was stopped

It appeared that not everyone was informed

Officials at the airport for example and even some holiday reps.at hotels.

I predict a lot of confusing posts will appear on the forum very soon ;-)



In the bigger picture, this hotel tax is not a huge amount,

The Exit Tax was 30 Dinar per person per visit.

Nevertheless if the hotel tax ain't due to start till next month

Well ......

Edited: 03 October 2018, 13:02
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Was your holiday with one of the main tour operators or did you book as a separate package,


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Hi Alan

It appears that on both Tui(Thomson) and T/Cook websites that this tax is to be paid "locally"

So at present it does not seem to be included in a "package deal"




From a previous post, it seems Adam booked with Tui.

Edited: 03 October 2018, 13:36
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What i think is that no matter how you booked your holiday

Hotel and flight separate or package deal

The tax is payable at the hotel and not up front.

But, of course,i could be totally wrong;-)

Manchester, United...
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So it’s looking like the same system which is used in European countries city tax is payable on check in or departure..


Edited: 03 October 2018, 14:34
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We came back from El Mouradi PEK on Monday and paid no tax of any sort.

It was booked through an agent and there was no mention of hotel tax at any point - no surprise as its not in play until 1st Nov!

Whilst the amount charged in #3 is not a huge sum it is the principle - I think you have been done like a kipper.


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10. Re: tourist tax

For those just tuning in and are, of have not been aware of this "Hotel Tax" I thought to add the summary below which of course is on other threads related to this tax.

I expect there will be a number of "new" threads asking about it as time goes on;-)

So the summary is..............................

The Ministry of Tourism in Tunisia has confirmed a local tax will apply for stays in Tunisia starting from 01/11/2018 and is charged per person per night.

The amount for the tax will be 2 Tunisian Dinars per night for a 3 star hotels and 3 Tunisian Dinars per night for 4 and 5 star hotels, "payable locally."

The maximum amount of tax to be paid is 7 nights, and children under 12 won't be charged.

The amount you pay is based on the official rating of the accommodation you've booked, according to the local Tourist Board classification.

Note the bit were is states...... "payable locally"



Edited: 03 October 2018, 15:02
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