- Apr 27, 2003
- LT Gold
- My Map
Mexico has a cumulative 19% tax on tourist lodgings. Plus a hefty departure tax embedded in the air ticket.
I don’t begrudge this either - Mexico is not a wealthy country and has a bunch of challenges. Tourists should make a contribution.
Remaining OT a little longer and attempting to put a little perspective on it. Fiji has a much different tax base than countries like Australia as hardly anyone pays income tax because they don't earn enough to do so.Yes. And with paying for hotel rooms, restaurants, activities, taxis, etc, we are certainly making a contribution to the local economy, particularly employment.
I would encourage people to keep going there but to seek out some of the alternatives available. In Fiji there are, IMHO places as good as the IC and much better than the Sheraton and much cheaper than either. -- Our Timeshare resort at Pacific Harbour costs $FJ900 per week for accommodation.