Travel Alerts

Hawaii & Mexico Tax Increase

Hawaii Hotel Tax Increase 01/01/18

On September 5, 2017, the State of Hawaii amended the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) increasing the rate 1% effective January 1, 2018. This will take effect on all islands for lodging accommodations regardless of arrival date or when the hotel reservations are made.

All Hawaii hotel bookings for travel on and after January 1, 2018 are subject to the new tax rate unless full payment was made at time of booking.


Mexico Hotel Tax Increase 10/01/17

Mexico’s Municipality of Solidaridad in the Riviera Maya has implemented a small eco tax payable at hotels effective October 1, 2017. Riviera Maya hotels will collect 10 Mexican pesos per room per night through December 31, 2017. As of January 1, 2018, the eco tax will increase to 20 Mexican pesos per room per night. This tax is not included in vacation packages regardless of booking dates.

These funds will be deposited into an environmental trust to fund local projects to maintain and conserve the natural beauty of the destination.

Caribbean Travel

10/31/17 11:00 am PDT

Following is the latest status for Pleasant Holidays’ Caribbean portfolio destinations. Please note that this status may change. We will update this page as more information becomes available. Please check back regularly for the latest developments.

We are pleased to report that most destinations in the Caribbean sustained no major damage and continue to welcome guests. These include:

  • Antigua
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grand Cayman            
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Saint Lucia
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Islands that sustained minor damage and are expected to be fully operational within a few months include:

  • Turks & Caicos

Islands that received major damage to their infrastructure and are expected to be closed for an extended period of time include:

  • Anguilla
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Dominica
  • Puerto Rico
  • St. Barts
  • St. Martin/Sint Maarten
  • U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix) 
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