Apd News

Jamaica welcomes UK APD reforms

Jamaica welcomes UK APD reforms

22nd Mar 2014 Tourism News

The announcement made by British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, of changes to the Air Passenger Duty (APD) that will prove favourable to Jamaica and the Caribbean has been welcomed by Tourism and Entertainment Minister, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill.

Rising cost of APD hits British travellers

Rising cost of APD hits British travellers

27th Feb 2013 Travel Technology News

The results of the 2013 TripAdvisor Flights Survey have reveal British travellers’ attitudes to the continuing rise of Air Passenger Duty, and the impending lift on liquid restrictions in hand-luggage across EU airports. As industry campaigners continue to battle against APD, the TripAdvisor survey of over 1,100 respondents reveals that the majority of British travellers are also against it, with 77 per cent citing that APD should be scrapped.

APD hitting businesses exporting plans

APD hitting businesses exporting plans

22nd Aug 2012 Airline News

Over half of businesses in London (56 per cent) believe that Airport Passenger Duty (APD) is a barrier to the exporting activity of their business, according to new figures released by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).

Airline chiefs rally against APD rise

Airline chiefs rally against APD rise

2nd Apr 2012 Airline News

Air passenger duty has risen by eight per cent, following announcements made by the government in August. As the new tax levels come into effect, airline chief executives have joined together to urge the chancellor to review the wider impacts of the taxation on the economy and to halt the proposed rise in 2013.

Caribbean tourism attacks UK government on Air Passenger Duty

Caribbean tourism attacks UK government on Air Passenger Duty

Britain’s decision to go ahead with the double inflationary increase in Air Passenger Duty on Sunday has been condemned by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the Caribbean region’s tourism development agency. The Budget 2012, which was released on March 21st, confirmed that the double inflationary increase in Air Passenger Duty to all destinations that had been announced in November 2011 would go ahead from this Sunday, April 1st 2012.