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eTN ROAR: The truth about Euro skies

The European Commission found that the average fleet of British Airways is 12.9 years, Lufthansa [is] 11.2 and Etihad Airways is 4.9. It also focused on European Union airlines higher unit costs.

It’s official: Olympics did not bankrupt London tourism

One of the perks of being able to attend the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual Global Tourism Summit is that it gives me access to the top executives in travel and tourism.

A4A opposes increase in the UK Air Passenger Duty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

New UK aviation developments

British aviation has gotten two pieces of “good news” recently. An increasing number of MPs appears to be aware of the intense public dislike of the Air Passenger Duty.

The APD and ETS will work to impoverish us all

Adding yet another voice in opposition, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO, Martin Craigs, condemned both the EU and the UK for their imposition of taxes and levies that could have a subst

United Kingdom’s APD: Tax from hell?

(eTN) - The increase in United Kingdom’s Air Passenger Duty on April 1 has become a major cause of contention between the UK government and the global travel and tourism industry.

Virgin Atlantic will not pass new UK tax onto passengers

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 CEO Stev

BTC: Grim outlook for UK travel & tourism industry

This decision this week to raise the Air Passenger Duty (APD) nearly 10 percent, and the admission that it is primarily for general revenue purposes, represents reckless governance in the extreme and

Missed reform of notorious tourism tax

Speaking in response to the government’s announcement on Air Passenger Duty (APD) today, David Scowsill, President and CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), said:

Egypt joins other countries in fight against UK flight tax

Egypt's national tourist board has joined more than 50 other agencies to send what it describes as a "strongly worded" petition to the British government regarding its plans to increase air passenger

Caribbean welcomes Air Passenger Duty increase freeze

The Caribbean Tourism Organization has hailed plans to iron out anomalies in Air Passenger Duty distance bands as a “small but important victory” for the region.

IATA: Air Passenger Duty freeze is good news for UK

GENAVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer's decision not to increase the Air Passenger Duty (APD), announced in his Budget St

Travel buyers around the world urge UK to reduce Air Passenger...

RADNOR, Pennsylvania - Some 70 corporate travel departments, travel management companies, and tour operators from around the world today transmitted a letter to Rt. Hon.

On UK’s to tax or not to tax?

“In a matter of weeks, we in the Caribbean will know whether the UK government is to amend its aviation tax policy.

Aviation experts drop bombshell in Ash Cloud aftermath regarding value of...

LONDON (eTN) – During a panel discussion attended by experts at the recently concluded World Travel Market, delegates were told: “The airline industry should have seized the opportunity to show it

BREAKING NEWS: British tourism minister bullied at WTM due to...

LONDON (eTN) – The United Nations World Tourism Organization and World Travel Market jointly hosted Minister’s Summit whereby selected tourism dignitaries from the public and private sectors debat

WTM chairman cornered at WTM

LONDON (eTN) - Fiona Jeffery has held the position as the chairman of Reed Exhibitions' World Travel Market (WTM) for the past few years.

British Airways chief says Air Passenger Duty threatens the fabric of...

(eTN) - Chief executive officer of British Airways Willie Walsh said that the Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax on British travelers to the Caribbean not only massively overstates the carbon impact of flig

Rise in UK departure tax could cut London’s European gateway role...

London could lose its place as a main gateway to Europe if the UK government goes ahead with plans to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) next November.

Jamaica Tourism Minister takes UK tax complaint to MPs

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has taken the issue of the planned increase in Air Passenger Duty (APD) to British Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of the House of Lords in London