According to data compiled by TurizmDatabank from the Treasury, hotels accrued a total accommodation tax of 1 billion Turkish Liras (about 31 million dollar) during the January-February 2024 period. Hotels also paid approximately 586 million Turkish Liras (more than $17 million) tax during the same period.

What about revenues?

During this period, hotels generated a revenue of $1.6 billion. The revenue distribution was as follows: Istanbul accounted for 40 percent, Antalya 25 percent, Ankara 7 percent, Muğla 4 percent, and Izmir 3 percent.

The second sector with the lowest labor costs is accommodation The second sector with the lowest labor costs is accommodation

Introduced in Türkiye in 2022 but delayed due to the pandemic, the accommodation tax officially came into effect in January 2023. According to the law, a 2 percent accommodation tax is levied on the room rate nationwide.

In contrast to examples in Europe and other countries worldwide, the accommodation tax collected in Türkiye is directed to the central government rather than local authorities.

Editor: Haber Merkezi