The Riga City Council has supported the proposal on introducing a tourism tax as of 2021. All tourist facilities will have to pay a tax at the amount of EUR 1 per person per night, but not more than EUR 10 if the person is staying longer in the Latvian capital. According to the Central Statistical Bureau, in 2018 Riga had 133 tourist facilities that served 1,716,787 guests who spent 3,281,884 nights in the Latvian capital. This means that the tourism tax would bring more than EUR 3 million to the city's budget. The local government expects that introduction of the tourism tax woul...
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