The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) has expressed it’s disappointment from the lack of consultation between the government and the association on increase of accommodation tax rate proposed in the budget.
MHRA said that it had a verbal agreement with the government, saying that the proposal will not be introduced unless MHRA is informed 18 months in advance.
Gorg Micallef, MHRA president, said that the tourism industry cannot sustain the tax increase due to the low profits currently exhibited in the tourism industry.
MHRA will meet with Finance Minister Tonio Fenech in attempts to reach an agreement.
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