Posts Tagged ‘ Air Passenger Duty (APD) PATA ’

Back to Spain and the US

Aug 26th, 2010 | By

Figures recently released show that the slowdown in us visiting both Spain and the United States have ended. During July, the numbers of Britons visiting Spain rose by 4.5% and to the Us by up to 9%. This would seem to show two things; that the weakening euro has encouraged us to go back to visiting countries we found expensive last year and that the rise in Air Passenger Duty last November is not affecting our desire to travel long-haul



Robbing the Poor to Give to the Rich?

May 4th, 2009 | By

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has joined with lots of other parts of the travel industry calling on the government to stop the increase in air passenger duty (APD).Greg Duffell, the President and CEO has called for a review as a matter of urgency. Adopting words that might have come from the mouth of the CEO of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, he said that the chancellor was “…acting like a modern day Sheriff of Nottingham- imposing an ill conceived, unfair and unjustified burden…”After the next
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