Collette Vacations to Absorb New Italian Hotel Taxes07/20/2011 - Travel agents with clients traveling on any Collette Italy program that includes Florence and Venice can assure them that there will be no additional charge for their tour.
Collette Vacations will absorb the cost of any additional hotel taxes imposed by the Florence and Venice City Councils. With the new tax increase, travelers staying at four and five star hotels located in these cities will be charged 4 euro per person, per night. Florence began its tax increase on July 1 and Venice is slated to start August 28th. In January, Collette had already announced their commitment to absorb the cost of a similar hotel tax for their travelers to Rome, Italy. While some tour operators are offering to credit passengers who are obligated to pay the tax upon check-in, Collette’s tour managers will pay the new tax upon check out of the hotel.
“We want to assure travel agents who have clients on one of our many Italy tours that include Florence, Venice or Rome - or who have clients thinking about travel to these cities in the future, that our pricing is guaranteed,” said Dan Sullivan, Jr., president and CEO. “Your clients will not be billed for the new tax and there will be no need for reimbursement.”
For more information, call 800-340-5158 or visit www.collettevacations.com.
Collette Vacations is a family-owned business headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. For over 90 years, Collette’s team of travel enthusiasts has fulfilled millions of vacation dreams - offering 125 programs to destinations on all 7 continents. Tours range from small group tours, family vacations, educational travel, train journeys, river cruises and vacations that feature a Collette Foundation site visit. With knowledgeable, professional tour managers, an industry-leading cancellation waiver, and complimentary roundtrip home to airport sedan service on all air-inclusive tours, Collette Vacations makes seeing the world simple and hassle-free.