Posts Tagged ‘ APD ’

Saturday snippets: 15th of September 2018

Sep 15th, 2018 | By

The opening of the V&A Dundee, APD in Wales, increasing visitor numbers from the UK to Qatar and the Barbadian Food & Rum Festival are some of the events capturing Adrian’s interest this week.



APD, VAT and a Westminster debate

Jul 12th, 2018 | By

The government suggested that, because of the billions that APD brings in, it is going to have to see some substantial reasons why it should kill the APD goose which lays so much Treasury gold.



APD rises

Apr 2nd, 2018 | By

Just as January signals the fact that rail fares go up so April indicates a rise in Air Passenger Duty.



Ryanair’s Scottish logic

Feb 28th, 2018 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

Yesterday it was announced that Ryanair was pulling the vast majority of its flights from Glasgow Airport. Instead of there being 23 flights from the airport there would be just three – to Dublin, Wroclaw and Krakow.



Saturday snippets: 25th November 2017

Nov 25th, 2017 | By

Tax rises (here and in Greece) Christmas markets and the Northern Lights all go to make up some of the smaller news stories of the week.



Reducing APD in Wales

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By

Yesterday morning the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, said that the Welsh government would aim to scrap air passenger duty (APD) on long-haul flights if the tax was devolved to Cardiff. Nicola Sturgeon said similar things about APD when it was devolved to Scotland. She has run into problems implementing any change because it requires an EU decision. Jones will face the same problem so why say things he is unlikely to be able to deliver? The probable answer is that he only said it because
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APD is a revenue raising tax

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Gatwick

Apd is a revenue tax and not a green tax designed to deter us from flying and reduce emissions! Isn’t it nice to know!



Air Departure Tax: Who Benefits?

Jun 21st, 2017 | By

Yet again we have a report that rehashes old ideas, presents few new ones preferring to rely on hoary old arguments instead.



Saturday snippets: June 17th 2017

Jun 17th, 2017 | By

In the week that roaming charges ended in EU countries, Adrian also wonders if APD in Northern Ireland might end soon.



Saturday snippets: 11th March 2017

Mar 11th, 2017 | By
Trabant bearing the words I love Berlin

I am back from Berlin. Just. I managed to get out just before the airport security staff strike began. here’s a round-up of some of the week’s happenings



Saturday snippets: 4th February 2017

Feb 4th, 2017 | By
aruba

Security concerns at Cambeltown Airport, taxes, sales and St Bernard’s seem to be to the fore this week. Luckily it is time for the comedy festivals to come along and cheer me up!



Saturday snippets: 19th November 2016

Nov 19th, 2016 | By
overhead view of Thorne Island

A listed fort, toilets, supersonic flights, high-speed rail between Singapore and Malaysia, APD and Christmas Markets are on Adrian’s radar screen this week.



Cutting APD

Jul 10th, 2016 | By
image of Flybe plane

Saad Hammad’s idea means that the Treasury in London can have its cake and eat it.



Is the end of APD in sight?

Apr 1st, 2016 | By

After all the hand-wringing by airlines and the travel industry about how detrimental APD is, the government has probably brought about the taxes own demise – just by devolving responsibility.



Saturday snippets: 12th March 2016

Mar 12th, 2016 | By

From ITB in Berlin, Adrian reports on which destinations are in the ascendent and which are suffering. But it is Batman’s car and Maine lobster that attract his serious attention!



Saturday snippets: 30th January 2016

Jan 30th, 2016 | By

APD, VAT and airline profits due to reduced fuel prices are some of the topis interesting Adrian this week as well as an octpus and whale watching.



Saturday Snippets: 4th April 2015

Apr 4th, 2015 | By

Reminding us that APD has been reduced from April 1st, Adrian looks at where we have visited in greater numbers and condems the fact that train disruption hits day-trippers and holidaymakers at one of the busiest holiday periods of the year.



Saturday snippets: 24th January 2015

Jan 24th, 2015 | By
tourist buses

Adrian sums up a week by mentioning three forthcoming anniversaries whilst wondering what might happen now that Scotloand will given control over APD.



No APD for under 12’s and under 16’s.

Dec 3rd, 2014 | By

George Osborne in his Autumn statement today has said that air passenger duty for children under 12 will be abolished on economy flights from next May.



Scottish independence and the visitor

Sep 18th, 2014 | By
tourist buses

Update: Scotland has voted no but comments from the Prime Miniister suggest that we could still have differential APD for example.



APD and a sense of the truth

Jun 4th, 2014 | By

The debate in the Scottish Parliament about APD did no-one proud since each party member peddled just the “facts” that suited their party line. But then what made me every believe that I should see fair-mindedness and an understanding of the case from politicians.



Saturday snippets: 22nd March 2014

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By
the pyramids of Egypt

Adrian hears both critiscism and praise from readers about recent holidays, wonders why only 8 people travel by train to Durham Tees Valley Airport and prepares for English Tourism Week.



The Caribbean wins; most of us don’t

Mar 19th, 2014 | By

Today I eat humble pie. Or at least a slice. I couldn’t see that the budget would contain changes to Air Passenger Duty (APD) but it has. And, on the face of it, they are quite substantial too. Or are they?



What’s hot: December 2013

Dec 1st, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Barbados and British Airways are in the headlines for all the right reasons but it’s bad news for residents of Stoke on Trent and Red Sea hoteliers



The importance of you and I

Oct 16th, 2013 | By

Last year we spent £57 billion on holidaying at home and on day-trips. Put it another way. 44% of all tourism receipts in the UK are due to us getting out and enjoying our own countries.



Does the government know?

Jun 29th, 2013 | By

On Thursday, in the House of Lords, Lord Harrison asked the government if they have any plans to reform APD – Air Passenger Duty – that tax that we get charged every time we fly.
It was the answer that I found illuminating.



Learning about APD

May 22nd, 2013 | By

Air Passenger Duty (APD) is a tax that sends the travel industry into vehiment outpourings of anger as they think it is deterring us from travelling and putting off visitors from coming here.



Competitiveness report shows UK world’s worst for flight taxes

Mar 16th, 2013 | By

UK the worst for air taxes