St Lucia accom tax
THE St Lucia Government will introduce a tourist accommodation fee effective from 01 Apr, with all accommodation providers on the island required to collect the charge from guests.
The money will be used by the St Lucia Tourism Authority to fund destination marketing activities and village tourism development.
The fee will be US$3 for a nightly rate of less than US$120, rising to US$6 above this level.
Guests who book their accommodation through sharing platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO will be required to pay an accommodation fee of 7% on the total cost of stay.