Who’s gonna say no to Argentina, ever? Except it’s not exactly right next door and flights don’t come cheap. What if there’s a way for you to save on lodging? Hello, VAT refund!
According to Condé Nast Traveler, Argentina’s government will refund all travelers their VAT (Value Added Tax) from lodgings in any city in the country. This is massive since Argentina’s 21% VAT has always been considered as one of the highest in the world. The minister of tourism Gustavo Santos said in a statement:
With this new initiative, we hope to encourage more visitors, which will, in turn, help boost jobs in the tourism industry.
A month ago, Jetset Times also reported that Virgin Islands will pay travelers USD $300 to visit. Hence, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard tourism boards providing cash back to travelers recently.
With the VAT refund, you can save from USD $100 up to $500 depending on how far you’ll splurge on hotels. But it’s a fantastic saving either way. Start reading up on Evita now and book those puerta cerrada (closed door) restaurants pronto!
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