British Columbia: To generate revenue during 2026 FIFA World Cup, the British Columbia is going to impose an additional 2.5 percent tax on booking of a room at a Vancouver hotel.

The City of Vancouver asked the provincial government to apply a temporary Major Events Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) for up to 2.5 per cent tax on short-term accommodations, during the 2026 World Cup aiming to boost to the provincial tourism economy.

The province government called it a time-limited funding tool that communities may apply for through Destination B.C. to get approval and required support from the ministers of tourism and finance.

Toronto and Vancouver are among 16 hosts cities in North America where the World Cup matches will be held. They will host at least 10 events out of 70 matches between them.

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