|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Caribbean

Caribbean Tourism Organization Hails Britain’s Flight-Tax Reform

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization said Wednesday it was “delighted” with the announcement by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne that Britain’s Air Passenger Duty is to be reformed.

Beginning in April 2015, the APD, also known as the flight tax, will use a simplified two-band system, Osborne said in his budget speech to Parliament.

The Band A rate will apply to all flights of less than 2000 miles from London, while longer flights will fall into Band B.

The previous system determined the rate based on the distance between London and the capital city of the destination country.

“This is a complete victory for the Caribbean, which, led by the CTO, has been lobbying against the unfair system which charged a higher rate of APD on flights to Barbados than Hawaii,” CTO Chairman Beverly Nicholson-Doty said.

“We are delighted that the chancellor has finally accepted the Caribbean’s proposal made in November 2010 to return to the simpler and fairer two band system” she said.

“Rest assured that the CTO, with support of our partners, will continue to advocate on behalf of the Caribbean tourism sector,” she said.

International airlines also welcomed Osborne’s announcement, with a spokesman for Virgin Atlantic calling it “a very welcome simplification to remove some of the biggest distortions of the current system, which the chancellor himself admitted is crazy and unjust.”

“The government has rightly recognized the damage APD is having on exporters and the travelling public alike,” the spokesman said.

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:




 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2020 © All rights reserved