Please pay at the entrance to the village: this idea is becoming more and more popular.

Please pay at the entrance to the village: this idea is becoming more and more popular.

If guests sleep in the caravan, this is considered a special use of the street space. Theoretically, owners would need an official permit for this. In practice, however, hardly any city or municipality is likely to intervene as long as it is only one night.

Bed tax, airport tax, eco-tax – holiday regions around the world are very inventive in their efforts to earn additional money. Here you can find out which holiday destinations can be particularly expensive.

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The vacation is expensive enough. This is probably the opinion of everyone who has paid for their trip and gets on the plane or in the car. But often the payment is far from over: Numerous cities, regions and countries charge an entrance fee on top of that. That means officially different, sometimes entry and sometimes exit tax, elsewhere also tourist tax or very modern eco tax. But it always comes down to the same thing: It becomes more expensive for the vacationer. 

Venice and Amsterdam take entry for the whole city

Venice is currently causing the most prominent excitement. From May, day tourists should pay three euros entry for the popular lagoon city. From 2020 the amount will rise to six euros and on days with a particularly large rush to ten euros – or until the tourist rush subsides. Because that is the goal: to protect the overcrowded world celebrity from too many tourists. Turnstiles were installed in front of particularly frequented areas in the city last year. Hotel guests are exempt from the entrance fee – they pay a local tax anyway, which is collected with the overnight stay.

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Venice isn’t the only holiday destination with a tourism problem. Amsterdam came up with a similar idea in order to curb the number of visitors. There is already a guest tax of six percent of the room rate. This is to be gradually doubled – the exact method is still being struggled with. So that "Tourist burden" Even reaching day guests, Amsterdam has been collecting eight euros per day from cruise guests since January. How car and bus tourists can also be prosecuted is still being discussed.

Day guests should be asked to pay

Edinburgh will be the first city in Great Britain to ask guests to pay. The city council of the Scottish capital has decided on a fee of two pounds (about 2.28 euros) per night. Edinburgh hopes the tourist tax will generate additional income of around £ 15 million. The city’s top attractions include the famous, defiant castle with the Scottish Crown Jewels and the "Stone of Scone" which is used in the coronation of the British kings.

Norway: In Lofoten, toll booths are planned on access roads. (Source: rusm / Getty Images)

The current travel trend is Norway: Everyone wants to see the country’s unspoiled nature. Not all locals are enthusiastic about this – the result is local tourist taxes against excessive crowds in Lofoten and the North Cape. In order to reach the particularly unloved day guests, toll booths are planned on access roads as well as cash registers at cruise terminals. The already successfully installed cash registers on Svalbard serve as a model: Even those who only come during the day – and most of them are – have to pay 150 kroner, which is around 15 euros. 

Sights only for money

Please pay at the entrance to the village: this idea is becoming more and more popular. In Italy, the Apulian excursion destination Polignano a Mare turns on a wintry light spectacle during the winter season and charges five euros from anyone who wants to stroll through the colorfully illuminated streets. The small hamlet of Civita di Bagnoregio, which sits on a tuff rock north of Rome, charges five euros all year round. The village has just ten inhabitants and is visited by around 800,000 tourists every year. The Apulian town of Alberobello, home of the cute ones "Trulli"-House, think about a similar income opportunity. The place is inundated by around two million tourists every year.

When it comes to asking day visitors to checkout, travel to a famous landmark is the easiest. They add the tourist tax to the entrance tickets. For example, the world-famous Mayan ruined city of Chichén Itzá in Mexico is currently doubling the entrance fee: 242 pesos (11.10 euros) became 480 pesos (around 22 euros). The 19 dollars for the Taj Mahal in India, which have been demanded since the beginning of the year, seem downright modest. 

Tourist tax for the environment and an e-Visa for Kilimanjaro

Palau: Air tickets to the South Seas paradise include an environmental fee of around 81 euros. (Source: Norimoto / Getty Images)

Bali is about the environment. There, holidaymakers have recently been expected to pay an eco tax – as has been the case on Mallorca since 2016. The plan is ten US dollars per stay and person, i.e. just under nine euros. The income is to be used to finance environmental and cultural programs. Above all, Bali has a problem with plastic. Of the almost 4,000 tons of waste produced on the island every day, large parts end up on the beach. Visitors to the South Sea island of Palau also have to pay. The environmental fee of around 81 euros is hidden in the price of the flight ticket to the Pacific island kingdom. If you come by ship, you pay for it on arrival. 

More modern, more digital, more expensive: this triad is popular worldwide. Tanzania, the home of Kilimanjaro, has just introduced an e-visa that is also valid for the island of Zanzibar. The price is between 44 and 220 euros and can be paid with all credit cards. The new security fee of the equivalent of 4.25 euros is no longer noticeable – especially since it is hidden in the flight tickets. 

Distant highlights for a lot of money

It can be even more expensive, as Bhutan has been doing for many years. Im self-appointed "Kingdom of happiness" In the Himalayas, a minimum exchange of 250 US dollars per day (!) reliably ensures that the guests do not get out of hand. 

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This strategy has recently been outbid by Komodo, an island in the Indonesian archipelago. This is where the Komodo dragons live "last dragon on earth". So far, anyone who wants to see them has paid nine euros. The fee has just been increased: to 440 euros – fifty times that. The provincial governor stated: "If you don’t have enough money, you don’t need to come." That reminds connoisseurs of the scene of Rwanda, the last retreat of the mountain gorillas. There, the government set the visitor’s permit at a sporty 1,500 US dollars almost two years ago – and after a maximum of 60 minutes you have to leave.  

Sources used: SRT travel editor

If you want a dog that listens to your word, you should start training in good time. A puppy school offers you expert support so that your dog learns a lot on the one hand, but on the other hand is not overwhelmed. Find out here what is important in education, what is special about a puppy school and what your dog can learn in a puppy playgroup.

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The right time for puppy school

Until they are five months old, dogs are called puppies. After your puppy has come to your home, you should not start with the education in the puppy school straight away, but give him some time so that he can get used to the new environment and you as a caregiver. By the age of ten to eleven weeks of life, your dog will have developed enough to be able to attend a puppy school or a puppy play group. There education consists in learning the first commands and in dealing with conspecifics.

Education as a puppy as a basis

If you have a dog for the first time, the puppy school or puppy play group is an important source of information. Here you will learn how to treat your pet appropriately, learn interesting facts about behavior and body language and learn how to educate your four-legged friend. Puppy school is important for your dog, as it develops and socializes its character in the first few months of its life. If the imprint is successful in puppyhood, the upbringing will also be successful in later months of life.

Meet fellow dogs in the puppy play group

Your four-legged friend can socialize with other conspecifics, and the bond between humans and animals is also strengthened in the puppy play group. Here, your dog learns from an early age the correct behavior in dealing with other four-legged friends, communication and the solution of social conflicts, such as the dog school "Dog love" explained in Hamburg on their website. In addition to playing under supervision, the first training exercises are carried out and your dog learns the first commands.

You can usually visit a puppy playgroup once a week, the costs – depending on the provider – are around ten euros per hour. Tip: Before attending a puppy school or puppy play group for the first time, your dog should be vaccinated and dewormed at least once.

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Do not overwhelm the puppies

As important as education at the beginning of life is, you shouldn’t overdo it either: puppies shouldn’t be overwhelmed when learning commands. You should therefore not train for more than ten minutes at a time, but rather spread several exercise units over the day. If your dog yawns, scratches or lies down, you should take a break as these are signs of being overwhelmed.

When a shy cat has found a new home in your home, be patient. Try to gain your house cat’s trust by doing the right thing. Above all, you should offer him enough space, peace and quiet and opportunities to retreat.

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Enough space for a shy cat

The causes of anxious behavior in cats can be very diverse. Maybe she is stressed from being housed in an animal shelter or she learned this quality from her mother – maybe she is just irritated because of the many strange smells and impressions. Whatever the reason, there is one tip you should follow in the beginning: let the animal explore its new surroundings on its own. Only when it feels safe there will it build trust in you. (Origin of the cat – you should pay attention to this when purchasing)

A shy cat should initially have a room to himself in which everything is available: food, water and of course a litter box – each with sufficient distance from one another. You will behave correctly if you keep your distance during this time and only take on the role of observer. Tip: If you leave your bedroom door open at night, the shy cat can get in touch with you safely and stress-free while you sleep.

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