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Air tax ease for families


Air tax ease for families

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There’s some good news from the British market for Barbados and other Caribbean holiday destinations.

The British government yesterday announced a further ease in the air passenger duty (APD). It is to be scrapped for children under 12 from next May, with the move extended to under-16s in 2016.

The measure follows an announcement in March to cut the tax on long-haul flights – to take effect in April – after lobbying by the Caribbean and the air industry as a whole.

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), whose chairman is Barbados’ Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy, welcomed the latest announcement by the British Chancellor of the Exchequer (finance minister) George Osborne. (ES)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.