• Rome tax increase
Italian authorities have doubled hotel taxes in Rome, giving just five weeks notice. Guests in five star hotels in the city will now be charged EUR7 per night while economy guests pay EUR3, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Travel industry professionals have criticised the short notice, saying the move means some operators will have to pay the increase on forward bookings. The “tassa di soggiorno” was introduced in 2011, to help pay for repairs and maintenance in the city.
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