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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...

High taxes will kill the theme park industry: Sunway CEO

A high tax rate on Malaysia's amusement parks industry is putting the existence of theme parks at peril, said operators, as they struggle with...

Myanmar deliberates bed tax

The Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is hoping to fatten its limited destination promotion funds with income from a possible bed tax. Tint Thwin,...

Malaysia’s budget travel segment hit by tourism tax

While agents operating out of Singapore say they are barely seeing a dent in demand for Malaysia after a tourism tax recently kicked in,...

Malaysian trade suffers teething pains from tourism tax rollout

Barely a week into the implementation of the unpopular tourism tax in Malaysia, travel agents and hoteliers in the country say they are now...

Short notice for tax roll-out frustrates Cambodian trade

The last-minute implementation of a US$2 environmental tax on visitors taking boat trips from Sihanoukville to outlying islands has been met with criticism from...

Opposition to tourism tax not letting up in Malaysia

In Malaysia, the unpopular tourism tax will be enforced nationwide on September 1 but grievances continue to pour in from local hoteliers and agents. Among...

Malaysian trade still at odds with new tourism tax

Hoteliers in Malaysia continue to challenge the coming tourism tax, saying that details still have not been made official with two weeks to go before its...

Malaysia tourism tax will go into effect September 1

Following unclear details and much controversy, Malaysia tourism tax is set to be implemented in Malaysia on September 1. The official date of implementation was...

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