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Greece, Venice in Italy, Barcelona in Spain, Paris in France and Olhão, Portugal are just some of the holiday hotspots that will be introducing a tourist tax this year.

Greece has decided to introduce a new tourist tax for overnight visitors in 2024 which will replace the previous hotel tax.

Instead, visitors will pay a “climate crisis resilience fee” which will vary depending on the accommodation and the time of year.

Tourists can expect to pay from €1.50 (£1.30) to €10 (£8.60) per night, according to the Greek government.

However, in the low season, the fee will be capped at €4 (£3.45), according to The Telegraph.

Tourists visiting Greece during the peak season, which begins in March and ends in October, will have to pay additional fees for overnight stays, according to The Sun.

Those staying in a two-star hotel will be charged €1.50 (£1.29) per night while those at three-star hotels will be asked to pay €3 (£2.58) per night.

Visitors in more luxurious accommodation will be charged more with those in four-star hotels expecting to pay an additional €7 (£6) per night.

Meanwhile, five-star hotel stays will be priced at €10 (£8.60) per night which could soon add up.

Holidaymakers staying at a five-star hotel in Greece for two weeks could expect to pay an extra €140 (£120).

The new fees will not be included when you book a holiday but must be paid to the accommodation providers in the local currency.

The new tourist tax will reportedly come into effect this month, according to Schengen Visa Info.

The new levy is anticipated to yield €300million (£257million) in 2024 and will aid in the reconstruction of the nation’s infrastructure that has been damaged by climate change.

Last year, hundreds of wildfires ravaged parts of Greece including Rhodes. The devastating wildfires resulted in at least 28 deaths and injured 75 people.

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