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Australian tourism welcomes change in departure tax

Australia's tourism industry has welcomed the federal government's decision to change increases to the passenger movement charge (PMC) announced in last month's budget.

New Zealand and Australia to fight British “money grab”

Letters from Prime Minister John Key on long-haul travel taxes have been ignored for more than a year by British counterpart Gordon Brown, and the tourism industry is gearing up to fight them.

UK departure tax “short-sighted” and could shut down many British airports

The London-based World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced its opposition towards the revised UK Airport Departure Tax, citing the tax “will discourage long-haul travel, reduce UK spending