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Caribbean Urges Changes to “Discriminatory” British APD Tax

 Above: a British Airways Flight By Alexander Britell The British Air Passenger Duty continues to rise, and it continues to hurt tourism to the Caribbean, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. In a statement issued ahead of UK Chancellor George …

Grenada Tourism Minister: British APD “Keeping Families Apart”

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff The Air Passenger Duty on flights originating in the United Kingdom continues to rise, despite significant opposition from the Caribbean region and the UK tourism industry. Following the announcement by British Chancellor of …

Barbados Considers APD Vouchers

 Above: Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is considering offering a credit voucher against the cost of the British Air Passenger Duty, according to Tourism Minister Richard Sealy. The credit voucher would apply to British tourists who book a …

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 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. …

 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 …

 Above: a British Airways flight By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — The United Kingdom’s Air Passenger Duty, a tax levied on flights originating in the country, “creates an obstacle to job creation and economic growth” in many destinations, including …

 Above: a British Airways flight By Alexander Britell Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association President Richard Doumeng and Caribbean Tourism Organization Chairman Beverly NIcholson-Doty are calling for an end to the British Air Passenger Duty following the release of a study …

 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 …

 Above: a British Airways plane (Photo: British Airways) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Tourism Organization has announced what it is calling a “highly-focused” CTO Aviation Committee aimed at facilitating air transportation into and throughout the Caribbean region. The …

 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 …