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Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
Not only are hotel rooms and transport pushing prices higher in the Maldives but new government taxes are raising the cost of being a tourist.
Effective from the begging of this year was a USD8 a night bed tax.
In November of this year the bed tax will be rolled off but a 12% GST implemented.
Current GST (General Sales Tax) is set at 8%.
Thailand remains one of the world's best values in terms of hotel prices and this is in no danger of changing anytime soon.
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Koh Phi Phi's Zeavola resort has won a five-star award in the sustainable hotel in Thailand category.
A wide-spread public outcry over a proposed coal-fired power plant in nearby Krabi has seen the project's environmental permit denied.
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