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Air Passenger Duty scrapped for young travellers in UK

Air Passenger Duty scrapped for young travellers in UK

1 May 2015 Airline News

Families flying from the UK will benefit from the abolition of Air Passenger Duty for children under the age of 12 from today. For some families this will cut the cost of going on holiday by hundreds of pounds. For example, abolishing APD for under 12s will mean parents with two young children could save as much as £142 on long-haul trips to destinations like the USA and Australia.

Five years for UK market recovery

Five years for UK market recovery

26 August 2010 Tourism News

A combination of economic factors is likely to prevent the UK tourism sector from recovering for at least five years, according to a new report from Mintel. Higher fuel prices, pushing up the cost of flights, and a rise in VAT scheduled for January 2011 will both hit demand, says the British Lifestyles 2010 report.

UK coalition moots APD changes

22 June 2010 Airline News

The British government has mooted the possibility of changes to the deeply unpopular Air Passenger Duty in an emergency budget. Addressing the House of Commons, chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne suggested the government was willing to “explore changes to the aviation tax system”.

Editor’s Blog: What does coalition means for tourism?

21 May 2010 Focus

Two weeks on from the 2010 General Election the new coalition government has presented its full legislative programme. But what does this mean for the UK travel sector? Breaking Travel News Junior Editor Chris O’Toole takes a look.

Optimism grows at top UK attractions

Optimism grows at top UK attractions

24 February 2010 Tourism News

The UK’s top visitor attractions remain largely optimistic about the immediate future, with 82 per cent expecting to maintain or increase visitor figures over the coming year.

UK raises flight taxes again

UK raises flight taxes again

2 November 2009 Airline News

The first of two increases in the UK’s Air Passenger Duty (APD), a tax which varies according to distance travelled and seat class, has come into effect with a chorus of disapproval from airlines and travel organisations.

Industry calls for reappraisal of APD hikes

29 June 2009 Press Release Tourism News

The rise in UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) could see holiday firms scrapping premium economy because the seating is charged the same levy as first and business class.The APD is set to increase to as much as £55 a seat this November on some long haul flights, making unviable for many tour operators and airlines to continue offering this option.(Above: On the campaign trail against APD - Jamaica’s Minister for Tourism, Edmund Bartlett)