Tourist tax delayed for cruise ships

Average annual temperature in Funchal exceeds 21º

Tourist tax for cruise ships delayed

The news that makes the headline of today’s edition of the Diario highlights that the tourist tax on cruises will now only be applied in 2025. Funchal City Council will postpone the application of the ‘tax’ for six months, after a meeting, in Lisbon, with the largest global association of companies in the sector, which requested a period of adaptation to the new tourist tax measure.

The Diario also highlights the work on the iconic São Roque viewpoint which has worried local residents. The explanation is that it is being subjected to a geological study to assess the possibility of building a parking lot with a capacity for 60 vehicles. Car parking in São Roque has always represented something of a challenge, but the view is worth it!

Average annual temperature in Funchal exceeds 21ºC

The newspaper that the average annual temperature in Funchal exceeds 21ºC. Today’s forecast from the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) is for few clouds and a small rise in temperature.

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8 thoughts on “Tourist tax delayed for cruise ships”

  1. So, you get thousands of tourists visiting the island and spending a vast amount of money in a short space of time, increasing the income and profits of Funchals business and workers. You are forcing them to pay for the privilege of them spending their money to support the local community and improving the islands world wide reputation???????

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