Government exempts hotels from annual room fee until 2022


Hotel businesses will be exempted from paying an annual fee to the government until 2022 to help reduce their burden in the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Royal Gazette website on Wednesday (July 1) announced the ministerial regulation on exemption of the fee for hotel businesses.
The regulation signed by Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda waives the room fee levied on hotels under the Hotel Business Fee Ministerial Regulation BE 2558 from July 1, 2020 until June 30, 2022 in order to help alleviate the financial burdens of operators who have suffered from the impact of Covid-19.
The announcement also added that the regulation is part of measures to help entrepreneurs who have been affected by the outbreak under the Cabinet’s policy.
Normally operators of hotel businesses in Thailand must pay a fee to the Interior Ministry at the rate of Bt40 per room per year.