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Britain cuts travel tax


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Britain cuts travel tax

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“IT’S WONDERFUL NEWS!”
That’s how Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) president Patricia Affonso-Dass reacted to yesterday’s report that British tourists coming to Barbados from next year will pay less to visit the island.
And Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy have extended a special thanks to regional governments and tourism organisations as well as key tourism players in Britain for their support in the lobby against the imposition of the Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax bands.
Stuart said he welcomed the new adjustments and was happy there was a positive outcome to the negotiations.
Yesterday, Britain’s Chancellor George Osborne, in that country’s 2014 Budget presentation, announced the abolition of a band “C” and “D” tax which had virtually increased the cost of travel by British visitors to Barbados.
 

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