UK: new departure tax detrimental to tourism?

ETOA, which represents inbound European tour operators warns UK government to go ahead with plans to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) next November while the Netherlands and Belgian governments have this month abolished departure taxes in an effort to give a stimulus to tourism through their international airports. ETOA fears that APD could make the UK an expensive destination for the start and end of group tours to Europe and the country would be looking increasingly like an optional add-on than a key element of a visit to Europe for many in-bound long-haul travelers.Source: eTurboNews; find article here>>.

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