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    • Eyal
    • 02.05.13 | 13:44 (IDT)

    I don't know if Lapid realize the cost to stay in a 3 star hotel in either Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or the Dead Sea ($180-250 per night). Israel is already very expensive. 5 star hotels such as the King David or Citadel Hotels in Jerusalem (min 500 to 700 per night). If you apply the vat to tourists, you will lose more tourists and Israel will gain nothing.

    from the article: Tourists to Israel may have to start paying taxes on hotels and services
    First published 12:30 02.05.13 | Last updated 22:07 01.05.13
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