Hotels Turkey will impose a “tax on living”

Отели Турции обложат «налогом на проживание»

Turkish hotels from 2020 will have to pay “room tax”. On Saturday, October 26, reported the news portal Turizm Guncel.

According to him, a tax rate of 2% of the cost of services, but the President may reduce or increase it three times. Amendments to the law developed by the Ministry of Finance.

The tax will pay hotels, motels, apartments, campsites and guesthouses. Its amount will be calculated as the offering price, and the cost of food, pool, etc.

Tax will exempt services provided to the state guest houses, and provide the students with camping and hostels and diplomatic and international organizations.

I don’t know about you, but I love road trips. To me, road trips are one of the best ways to travel. Period. I love watching that asphalt disappear beneath my car, and seeing the landscape change throughout the day. I love the cheesy little roadside attractions and the greasy spoon diner gold you always inevitably discover along the way. I love staying in a new place each night, and connecting with new people each day. Road trips are a ton of fun, and can be cheaper than other types of travel if you approach it with some smarts. after significant research of camping, hiking and backpacking chairs, Springer Camping Chair is one of the most comfortable camping chairs we have tested beside Helinox Chair.

I’ve always tried to camp along the way on road trips, because it’s always seemed cheaper to me. Lately, however, it seems like camping is getting costlier and costlier. In the past few years, I feel like I’ve paid the same per night for a campsite as I would a motel room. Curious if it’s true, I thought I would investigate whether or not campsites are any cheaper than hotels or motels. What I’ve discovered is that there is no one answer to this question. Like your brother’s relationship status on Facebook, it’s complicated.

So, here are some truths:

  1. If you camp at a provincial park in Canada or a state park in the USA, you’re going to spend more. If you’re in a popular camping destination, expect to pay even more. For instance, at Cultus Lake, near Chilliwack, BC, the rate for a campsite per night this year is $120, while a night at the nearby Travelodge is around $70-$80/night. Of course, the Travelodge is on the highway instead of a pristine lake, which is a pretty big downside.
  2. If you choose to camp along the backroads, making use of Forest Services campgrounds or campgrounds on reservations, you’ll spend less. Some of these sites are even free. There are cost-free campgrounds run by Forest Services, and if you stay in a campsite on a reservation, sometimes there’s no one to come and collect your fees. The downside to these types of sites, is that they lack the same conveniences as provincial or state parks: there are no maintained bathrooms or showers, no electricity hookups and in most cases, there are no sources of clean drinking water at all, so you have to make sure you pack enough of your own.
  3. Choosing a motel allows you to drive longer during the day. You don’t need time to set up camp, get a fire going and cook your own dinner. You won’t need time to break camp down in the morning either.
  4. Choosing a motel can come with a free continental breakfast, which will save you even more money.
  5. Choosing to camp will require you to lug around piles of bulky camping equipment, leaving very little space in your car.
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