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Maldives Keeps Getting More Expensive

Category: Hotels, Posted:28 Mar 2014 | 06:00 am

Not only are hotel rooms and transport pushing prices higher in the Maldives but new government taxes are raising the cost of being a tourist.
Effective from the begging of this year was a USD8 a night bed tax.
In November of this year the bed tax will be rolled off but a 12% GST implemented.
Current GST (General Sales Tax) is set at 8%.
Thailand remains one of the world's best values in terms of hotel prices and this is in no danger of changing anytime soon.

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