Abu Dhabi cuts hotel fees to boost tourism sector

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT - Abu Dhabi) has announced a reduction in government fees applied to hotels across the emirate, supporting the continued growth of the hospitality and tourism sector, and enhancing Abu Dhabi as a leading global leisure and tourism destination.


The government fee amendments include reducing a tourism fee issued to guests from 6% to 4%, removing a municipality fee of AED15 per room per night, removing a 6% tourism fee and 4% municipality fee applied to hotel restaurants. 


The municipality fee for 4% of the value of the invoice issued to the customer will continue, said the statement from DCT - Abu Dhabi.


The change is set to take effect from September 1, 2023 and follows the directives from Abu Dhabi Executive Council to further encourage tourists as well as residents to enjoy hospitality offerings in the emirate. 


This revision of fees seeks to further grow the emirate as a tourism and cultural destination while bolstering support for its thriving hospitality sector, it stated.


As part of its mandate, DCT - Abu Dhabi continuously elevates the standards of the emirate’s tourism, culture, and hospitality offerings in the emirate. 


By curating a diverse range of experiences that cater to the preferences and interests of a wide spectrum of travellers, it aims to enable sustainable growth and long-term success.-TradeArabia News Service


Source: https://www.tradearabia.com/news/TTN_412179.html


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