All posts tagged "Air Passenger Duty"

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    Airline CEOs Respond to the UK Budget APD Increases

    Air Passenger Duty is to continue increasing in the UK despite the travel industry’s pleas for Chancellor George Osborne to abolish the aviation tax. APD will rise “in line with inflation” from April 2014 in addition to the 2% increase already scheduled for next month.  The lowest rates of APD for journeys...

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    Tourism to Ireland Surges on Tax and Visa Concessions

    JacTravel, the UK-based B2B wholesaler, is reporting an exceptional period of growth in tourism to Ireland over the past three years, with particularly strong growth in the past year. Since 2009 JacTravel’s business has grown strongly but travel to Ireland has rocketed – Irish business has increased 223%, more than double, whereas UK...

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    UK Industry Condemns Chancellor for APD Increase

    Industry bodies in the UK have reacted furiously by a decision by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to increase Air Passenger Duty. While widely expected, the UK Government has been heavily criticised following an announcement made during the Autumn Statement that the tax on all long-haul flights and in premium cabins...

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    Airline CEOs Respond to UK Budget

    Responding to the UK Budget, Carolyn McCall of easyJet, Willie Walsh of IAG, Michael O’Leary of Ryanair, and Steve Ridgway of Virgin Atlantic, jointly said: “At a time when the Government talks about creating jobs and growth, its blinkered insistence on further increases in Air Passenger Duty achieves precisely the opposite. “Youth...

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    Jamaican Tourism Minister Welcomes APD Reduction for NI Long-Haul Flights

    Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has welcomed the decision by the UK Government to reduce the Air Passenger Duty rates for long-haul flights departing from Northern Ireland. “We are heartened by this decision by the UK Government,” he said. “I think this is the clearest indication yet that the UK...