UK to set high tax on travellers to Caribbean

| 28/08/2009

(CaribWorldNews): The Caribbean tourism industry, already suffering badly from the world wide recession, could suffer another blow this November. In just months, the Caribbean could lose a substantial market if the British government goes ahead with its plan to levy an increased APD (Air Passenger Duty) from November 2009. The new rate of APD is due to be implemented in November just when the winter Caribbean season begins in earnest. Now, a family of four travelling to Barbados will pay £160 in APD – a so called `Green Tax` on air travel. But after November, that rate will go up to £200 and to £320 pounds in 2010. 

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