Travelers to Jamaica will soon pay a bit more . . .
The new tourism tax includes a $20 per-ticket fee on arriving visitors as of August 1, 2012
As of September 1, 2012 there will be an additional hotel tax for properties with fewer than 51 rooms at $1.00 per day. Hotels/Resorts with 51-100 rooms will have a daily tax of $2.00 per day, and hotels/resorts with 101 rooms or more will have a daily tax rate of $4.00 per day.
The new tax rates are far better than the previously proposed rates that would have increased the larger properties up to a $12.00 daily room tax.