Brit travellers tax-shy
BRITISH TOURISTS have definitely shown less interest in travelling to Barbados since the introduction of the controversial British air passenger duty (APD).
An international media network which facilitates the online comparison of flight deals is reporting that the APD has contributed to a 51.3 per cent decline in interest in Barbados.
In a release issued on Wednesday, Cheapflights Media Ltd said this assessment followed an analysis of “traffic search patterns” for the first six months of 2009, 2010 and 2011 for searches for Barbados, Jamaica and Mexico and other long haul destinations.
The company also analysed its North American traffic searching for London flights for the same periods to indicate how the APD may have affected inbound tourism. (NB)
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