- Uruguayan residents will not have to pay VAT on hotel stays between December 15 and April 30 during the 2023-2024 season.
- There will be a subsidy for workers with incomes below 45,000 pesos starting in February.
- The tourism season was inaugurated by President Luis Lacalle Pou and Minister Tabaré Viera in La Paloma, Rocha.
- The government is optimistic about the season and highlighted the resilience of the tourism sector after the pandemic.
- In the first nine months of 2023, almost 2.8 million visitors arrived in Uruguay, surpassing the previous year’s numbers.
- The government aims to encourage Uruguayans to vacation within the country.
- The IVA zero rate for resident tourists will be in effect from December 15, 2023, to April 30, 2024.
- The “Tourism for All” program will provide a 50% subsidy on hotel costs for workers with incomes below 45,000 pesos starting in February.
- Foreign tourists will continue to enjoy existing benefits such as VAT zero rate on hotels, gastronomy services, and vehicle rentals.
- President Lacalle Pou visited stands offering artisanal products made with local raw materials.
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