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Thailand postpones levy on foreign visitors

Thailand's Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) has announced its decision to postpone plans to collect a tourism levy from foreign visitors, The Bangkok...

Despite departure tax, Japan still hot pick for Indonesians

Japan's new 1,000 yen (US$9.10) departure tax is unlikely to deter Indonesians from visiting Japan, although currency movements contributing to slowing growth in demand...

New US$1 tax kicks in for foreigners entering Laos

With the implementation of a new tourism development levy in Laos effective October 1, all travellers entering the country on foreign passports, including residents,...

NZ to impose tourist tax for international visitors

The New Zealand government is implementing an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy. This is "to ensure international visitors contribute to the infrastructure they use...

Malaysia’s new tourism minister backs tax; hotel groups to appeal

After reviewing the tourism tax, Malaysia's Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi has decided the flat rate of RM10 (US$2.47) per room per...

New tourism minister from Sabah stokes industry’s hopes for revamp

Mohamaddin Ketapi from Sabah has been named Malaysia's new minister of tourism, arts and culture – replacing Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz – renewing optimism...

With a new government, Malaysian hotels urge review of tourism tax

With the Malaysian cabinet set for a refresh following Mahathir Mohamad's landmark election victory and return to the post of prime minister, the country's...

Few will say sayonara to Japan because of tax, say stakeholders

Japan’s inbound players do not believe the new tax imposed on travellers leaving the country will seriously affect visitor numbers. The new tax of Y1,000...

Japan to impose ‘sayonara tax’ on departing travellers from 2019

Travellers leaving Japan by plane or ship will have to pay 1,000 yen (US$9.30) in departure tax effective January 7, 2019, the first permanent...

Revised tax split gives Malaysian state governments more tourism funds

Malaysian tourism and culture minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz has announced that the tourism tax will be split 50:50 between the federal and state...

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