Since 2018, a number of travel fees have been in effect as a part of our government’s bold and progressive policies designed to renew our island’s economic position. As a part of the initiatives implemented by the government, tourism and hospitality were identified as one of the important sectors which could assist in raising additional revenues that can be used for social programs like healthcare or education throughout all sectors on the island.
The fee structure below was implemented after an April 1st update; the Government has advised that a mandatory update to Room Rate Levy will be applied nightly for all registered hotel bills based in the following amounts, based on the rating/ranking attributed to them by the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA):
|Room Classification||Amount of Levy (BDS$)|
|Apartment||8.75 per bedroom per night|
|Guest House||8.75 per bedroom per night Hotel|
|“B” Class||8.75 per bedroom per night Hotel|
|“A” Class||19.25 per bedroom per night|
|Vacation Rental Properties||3.75% of the rate charged per night. However, where that amount exceeds BDS $35.00 per night, the rate to be charged shall be BDS $35.00 per|