IGIC windfall for the Brit tourists?

CANARY Islands’ President Fernando Clavijo is considering dismissing the Canarian General Tax (IGIC), especially for British tourists.

The aim is to make the islands a more competitive holiday destination, and Clavijo told reporters that the tax had been refunded to Russian tourists in the past, and that it can be achieved again, with a bilateral agreement.

Clavijo has argued that the UK’s departure from the European Union in March will have a huge impact on the pound and its devaluation, which is why the idea had been put on the table.

The Canaries must be more competitive for the British tourist, he said, because they are the backbone of the Islands’ tourism.

Clavijo, who has taken stock of last year’s tourist figures, indicated that the overall billing figures had improved, despite a minor decrease of holiday-makers.

The President added that during the final EU negotiations, the Canarian Government must stand firm in Europe, and go hand-in-hand as a society.



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