Association Of British Travel Agents News

ABTA urges Treasury to scrap APD

3rd Apr 2009 Press Release Airline News

The Association of British Travel Agents has weighed into the UK government’s decision to raise Air Passenger Duty in November, and called for a meeting with the Treasury.ABTA says the increases will particularly harm low-income families as well as tourism in developing countries. And that the changes will erode the UK’s inbound tourism numbers as foreign visitors will be forced to pay a higher APD on the return leg of their journey.