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24.11.2011 Tourism tax to be introduced in Berlin

It was decided to impose the tourism tax in one of the most popular cities of Germany among tourists, reports Geo Meridian portal.

This tax in the sum of 5% from the cost of accommodation will be collected from all hotel guests. The money will be used to keep in order the sights of Berlin. The authorities of Berlin plan to receive about 50 million euros of tax returns.

However, the hotel owners are dissatisfied with the new tax, fearing that it may lead to reduction in the number of tourists.

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