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Caribbean tourism sector hails U.K. abolition of travel tax on minors

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association welcomed on Wednesday an announcement that the United Kingdom will exempt children 12 and under from the Air Passenger Duty.

“We welcome today’s announcement by Chancellor Osborne about the elimination of the Air Passenger Duty on children as this alleviates costs for family vacations and essentially cuts the taxes in half for a family of two adults and two children,” the CHTA’s CEO, Jeffrey Vasser, said in a statement.

British treasury chief George Osborne said earlier Wednesday that starting April 1, 2015, the tax on long-haul flights between 4,001 and 6,000 miles will be reduced by £14 per person, while those over 6,000 miles will be cut by £26.

The British government has increased travel taxes in recent years, spurring complaints from Caribbean countries.

 

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The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association welcomed on Wednesday an announcement that the United Kingdom will exempt children 12 and under from the Air Passenger Duty.

“We welcome today’s announcement by Chancellor Osborne about the elimination of the Air Passenger Duty on children as this alleviates costs for family vacations and essentially cuts the taxes in half for a family of two adults and two children,” the CHTA’s CEO, Jeffrey Vasser, said in a statement.

British treasury chief George Osborne said earlier Wednesday that starting April 1, 2015, the tax on long-haul flights between 4,001 and 6,000 miles will be reduced by £14 per person, while those over 6,000 miles will be cut by £26.

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The British government has increased travel taxes in recent years, spurring complaints from Caribbean countries.