air passenger duty

Caribbean Diplomats in London Gear Up to Lobby Against British APD

 Above: Parliament in London By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s High Commissioners in the United Kingdom are readying a push to lobby against the British Air Passenger Duty, armed with about $63,000 in funding for a public awareness campaign. …

Should the Caribbean Step Up Its Fight Over the British APD?

 Above: London By Alexander Britell It’s a humid July day in London and Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, joined by top Caribbean sprinters, heads to the track ahead of the start of the London 2012 Anniversary Games. Bolt is wearing a bright …

Virgin Holidays “Cautiously Optimistic” on Caribbean in 2013

 Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PARADISE ISLAND — Virgin Holidays is cautiously optimistic for the Caribbean market in 2013, according to John Taker, the company’s purchasing director. Virgin saw 2 percent growth in the Caribbean in 2012. For …

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 Above: a British Airways Flight By the Caribbean Journal staff The fight for a “fairer” British Air Passenger Duty, a levy on flights originating in the United Kingdom based on their destination, will continue until a resolution is found, according …

 Above: a British Airways flight (Photo: BA) By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — The Caribbean Tourism Organization will be launching a task force on the question of airlift in the region, new Chairman Beverly Nicholson-Doty announced Friday. The task force, …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada is welcoming the decision by Virgin Atlantic to absorb the increase in the cost of the British Air Passenger duty for passengers, according to an official. “We are indeed pleased …

 Above: a Virgin plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Atlantic has made the decision not to pass on what it calls an “unfair retrospective” increase to passengers in the form of Britain’s Air Passenger Duty, according to a letter …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados will continue to lobby against the existing Air Passenger Duty band system, Tourism Minister Richard Sealy said yesterday. The APD is charged at rates that vary according to the distance traveled from Britain. “I …