Guatemala Eliminates Tax for Cruise Ships
The suspension of the tax was made official on Tuesday by Congressional act.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Representatives of the Guatemalan Association of Cruise Tourism and the Institute of Tourism saw the move as positive to improve their competitiveness with other destinations.
Cruise ships promise a 40% increase in visits to the country if an agreement is reached not to collect the $10 per visitor departure tax.
A discussion to impose a $10 levy to cruise ship tourists is back in Congress.
After meeting with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, the Government committed to eliminate a $10 tax charged to cruise ship passengers.
Cruise ship company Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), announced that it won’t include Guatemala in its upcoming season.
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