Beginning 1 July, those traveling to Mediterranean party paradises like Ibiza, Majorca, Malta and others will be subject to a ‘Sustainable Tourist Tax.”

The specifics of the holiday tax are an (est.) extra £11 per week for travellers age 14 and up, with the proceeds going toward protection of island resources. The tax will be paid upon arrival with prices dependent on type of accommodation, (est. €2 per night for luxury hotels, €0.50 per night for hostels or campsites). After 9 evenings, the tax will be halved.

Malta has a slightly different approach to the tax, targeting those over 18 at €0.50 per night beginning in June, with a cap of €5.

So, those planning a Mediterranean getaway may be best inclined toward finding the specifics of the tax through their holiday bookers and/or accommodation. The taxes are not implemented in mainland Spain, though.

Source: The Independent