“In any case, even if this (the appearance of a“ living tax ”. — RT ) affects the price tag: we have already had a lot of things (prices. — RT ), however, Turkey always remains in the top in other ways. Therefore, I do not think that this will somehow greatly affect. Of course, the increase in prices is unpleasant, but nothing terrible, I think, will not be in this, ”she said.
She also added that this could be, for example, “minimized or otherwise calculated”
Earlier, the Association of Russian Tour Operators said that in 2020 a new tax may appear in the tourism industry in Turkey that will affect all accommodation facilities, including hotels.
It is noted that the tax, which will enter into force on April 1, 2020, will not be directed to the tourist himself, but to accommodation facilities. It will be calculated based on the total cost of the services provided to the guest. As expected, in 2020 the tax will be 1%, and in 2021 - 2%.
At the same time, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who can reduce or increase the tax rate, will have to consider this issue.