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Livinallongo revises the tourist tax: increases up to 300%

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Livinallongo revises the tourist tax: increases up to 300%

The mayor: so we adapt to the nearby tourist areas. The new amounts will take effect on January 1st

LIVINALLONGO. Tourist tax: increase from 100 to 300 percent with a maneuver that, explains the mayor Leandro Grones, adjusts the rates to the neighboring tourist resorts.

The tourist tax was established, not without some controversy, in 2012 by the then Ruaz administration.

Game on the sly and among the complaints of tour operators, due to a rather cumbersome first version of the regulation, over the years the tax has become an important item of the municipal budget, which has so far guaranteed an average income of 280 thousand euros to the year.

A nest egg that the administration uses to finance initiatives in the tourism, culture and environmental maintenance sectors.

In these ten years, the tariffs had never been increased and now the Grones administration decided it was time to adjust them. “When we took the matter in hand”, explains the mayor, “first we made a 360-degree evaluation to see the rates that are applied in the neighboring valleys, in particular those of the Sella, which have a situation very similar to ours. . And we have decided to adapt them to these. Of course, the ideal would be to have uniform rates in the Dolomites area. But it is known that in the quantification of this tax each municipality takes into account various factors. A striking example is found in Val Gardena, where there are substantial differences between the three municipalities of Selva, S. Cristina and Ortisei. In Cortina, for example, they are 50% higher than those we have just increased ».

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«For tourist municipalities», Grones underlines, «this is a fundamental income, which we will no longer be able to do without. With that money we can finance interventions for the development of the territory, for events, culture and so on. We have also decided on these increases in view of the Milan – Cortina 2026 Olympics. Now the Foundation that will manage the event has been created, but here in Arabba we have no information on how the neighboring tourist resorts will be involved in the event. So far they have only contacted us to ask about the availability of beds ».

The new tariffs will not go into effect immediately, but only from January 1, 2023.

«We have made the decision now, six months in advance», concludes Grones, «to allow hoteliers to adapt in time for the next winter season. As mentioned, the increases are important and for some categories of accommodation facilities the amount applied up to now increases from 2 to 3 times, as for the two-star Rta (tourist hotel residences).

These are the new rates from January: 5-star hotel (previously it was not foreseen) 2.5 euros, four-star hotel from 1.5 to 2.5 euros, three-star hotel from 1 to 2 euros, hotels with one and two stars from 0.5 to 1.5 euros, one-star hotel, two-star Rta from 0.5 to 2 euros, three-star Rta from 1 to 2 euros, landlords, mountain huts, holiday apartments, bed & breakfast, houses holidays, farmhouses and tourist rentals from 0.5 to 1 euro.

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