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The full City Council votes down Salou tourist rate proposed by the Generalitat

The full City Council votes down Salou tourist rate proposed by the Generalitat

Salou. Costa Dorada. The full City Council has approved Salou per unanimity of all the political forces represented (Convergence and Union, People's Party, Socialist Party, Democratic Municipal Union and two independent parties) a motion urging the Government of the Government to stop the implementation of a rate tourism, one of the proposals made in the law to accompany the budgets of the Government of Catalonia for the year 2012.   The Councillor for Tourism, Benet Presas, Convergence and Union, considers the rate to municipalities perjudifca coast, and tourism that takes greater account of the prices that the tourist city. Dams has also expressed confidence that the Government of the Generalitat negotiate the details of the fee and will be sensitive to the demands of industry and tourist towns.   The aim of the new rate you want to implement the Catalan government is collecting more taxes, so that tourists would pay between one and a half Euro and Euro per overnight stay in hotels or other tourist accommodation establishments. The City of Salou is the first Catalan public administration opposes the new tax, which is not well seen by the private tourism sector. The City Council considers approval of Salou on the tax, unilaterally by the Government will cause a conflict and tension, can harm the tourism economy and adversely affects the competitiveness of the tourism sector, a the most productive at this time of crisis. The City of Salou proposed that the Government negotiate with the tourism sector, the possible introduction of the tax, and wants, if the rate is finally approved, the revenue flow back on the tourist towns in proportion to the activity that each generates them. The motion that tomorrow will be approved in plenary session in the City of Salou, will be moved later to the Government.

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