It is clear that the plans are not supported in Alicante as reported at FITUR international travel exhibition.
Business owners who depend on local tourism and hoteliers feel a tourist tax would make the region less competitive compared to other Spanish hotspots.
The struggling tourist industry in Spain since the pandemic will not be helped by the introduction of the tourist tax.
Other resorts are fighting back and regional officials don’t support the tax, reported as being motivated by political reasons.
A spokesperson for the hotel industry said: “Since there is no economic or tax reason to justify this initiative, we can only think that there are other political interests behind this proposal that is beyond our scope and capacity of understanding.”
Costa Blanca resorts have said they will refuse to implement the tax, Alicante’s provincial president and head of the Costa Blanca Tourist Board, Carlos Mazón said 90 percent of the hotel beds in the municipality would not be imposing the tourist tax.