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25 October 2012 09:22
A survey has found that the public want lower airport taxes
Most members of the public want the Air Passenger Duty (APD) airport departure tax to be reduced or frozen. Amid the tough economic times when every penny counts, they are looking at ways to help reduce the cost of a holiday abroad.
While it is possible to search the internet for the best deal on
travel insurance to provide peace of mind while abroad, holidaymakers can struggle to find ways to reduce the cost of a sunshine break due to the taxes added to the final bill. As many as 82% would appreciate it if the Chancellor announced a cut, the poll by the Airport Operators Association (AOA) found.
Meanwhile, a separate AOA survey of airlines found demands for Government action to help the industry thrive. Three-quarters said they need support to help deliver the growth and jobs agenda that ministers believe will help boost the economy.
03 December 2016
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01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
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29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
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19 November 2016
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.
18 November 2016
British citizens will no longer be able to travel freely to Europe without paying a "travel tax" or filling in visa forms under plans unveiled by Brussels.