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UK's first coastal 'tourist tax' on the cards and here are the details

04:20 PM | 15 May, 2024
UK's first coastal 'tourist tax' on the cards and here are the details

LONDON - The ceremonial county in South West England, Dorset is gearing up to implement the nation's first coastal 'tourist tax'.

The decision comes on the heels of a decisive vote by local hoteliers and plans are underway to establish an accommodation business improvement district (ABID) including Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (BCP), enabling the collection of a levy from hotels.

As part of the plan, approximately 70 major hotels will face an additional £2 charge per room per night from 1st July this year. This levy is anticipated to generate a substantial £12 million over five years, set to strengthen the region's tourism sector.

The funds generated through tourism will play an important role in sustaining a variety of large-scale events, including the renowned Bournemouth Air Festival, as well as spearheading the creation of new attractions, launching extensive marketing campaigns, supporting job growth, and securing placemaking initiatives.

It is to be highlighted that tourist taxes are becoming popular across the world due to over-tourism and to protect the environment when the social distancing protocols have been lifted.

Countries like Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Amsterdam, Greece, Italy, and Germany amongst others have introduced similar types of taxes to keep tourism sustainable and environment friendly.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 28, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro stands at 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal increased to 73.45.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.25
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.03 748.03
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.42 38.82
Danish Krone DKK 40.44 40.84
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.62 35.97
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 904.07 913.07
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.05 59.65
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.6 7.75

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