Association Of British Travel Agents News

ABTA urges Treasury to scrap APD

3 April 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.