Caribbean Diaspora Stepping Up APD Campaign

| June 20, 2013

The Air Passenger Duty (APD), a tax charged on every airline ticket out of the United Kingdom, negatively affects Caribbean communities, tourism and travel.

It caused a marked increase in the cost of flights from the United Kingdom to Caribbean destinations. Due to its method of calculation, it has also become cheaper to travel to more distant locations in the United States of America than to Caribbean destinations. Caribbean destinations are placed at a competitive disadvantage to rival resorts in the United States of America.

Fair Tax on Flying

Therefore, a Caribbean High Level APD Committee has been convened to campaign to have the Caribbean region Re-Banded, at the same level as the United States of America. Caribbean news agency CaribDirect Multi-Media Ltd is proud to serve on the APD sub-committee to help promote the campaign…

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