‘Pillow tax’ proposed for Vilnius to promote city tourism
The Social Democratic Party group on Vilnius Municipality Board have put forward a proposal to collect a pillow tax – a €1 charge for hotel accommodation - which would begin to take effect from 2017.
Social democrat Gintautas Paluckas said there was no rational reason to oppose the new tax: “The collected money could develop urban tourism infrastructure, promote flights and attract new guests.”
Paluckas said the tax is present in most European capitals. In Lithuania a pillow tax is