Tourist tax raises €1m

Santa Cruz more than doubles Ecotax revenues

Tourist tax featured in JM

JM this morning recalls that it was precisely one year ago that the Santa Cruz municipality decided to increase the value of the tourist tax from 1 to 2 euros. An increase that caused revenue raised in the first seven months of this year to soar to just over one million euros, a value that already doubles the tourist tax recorded in total for 2022.

The photographic highlight goes to the airport as SATA reinforces their Madeira-Azores connection. The Azorean company will offer six weekly frequencies next winter. Tourism Secretary Eduardo Jesus praises the global offer of 132 air connections, which is the outcome of a “permanent dialogue” between his department and the airline.

Also featured in this edition is the new “house of culture” inaugurated on the 15th. The Cultural and Research Centre, supervised by the Câmara Municipal do Funchal.

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1 thought on “Tourist tax raises €1m”

  1. Well with all this money Santa Cruz council they should provide transportation free for all the old residents that live in areas where there isn’t enough public transport where many of this people relay in relatives or taxis to go out .


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