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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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Thailand-based Khiri Travel will highlight the opportunities of green travel at the upcoming PATA Travel Mart in Phnom Penh.
Both the Banyan Tree Phuket and Angsana Laguna Phuket resorts have been given EarthCheck bronze status.
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