Authorities Antalya opposed additional levies from tourists

Власти Антальи выступили против дополнительных поборов с туристов

The authorities of Antalya province opposed the proposal of the mayor of the eponymous city to introduce a tourist tax, Trend reports.

In early July, the mayor of Antalya, Muhittin of Bechek said that the Turkish resort “is not enough municipal revenues to maintain city infrastructure.” He offered to introduce a tourist tax of 1.5 euros per night, Recalling a similar practice in other countries.

It turned out that the idea of the tourist tax is not supported by the authorities of Antalya province. In addition to the eponymous capital of the region includes such coastal cities and resort areas like Alanya, Gazipasa, Gazipasa, Belek, Kemer, Serik, side, Kumluca, Manavgat.

Director of culture and tourism province of Antalya Ibrahim ACAR said that their plans to implement a tourist tax there. “This is a personal opinion of the mayor of Antalya. This is not planned”, – he stressed.