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Spending budgets 'will be stretched by Air Passenger Duty'

13 August 2009 08:44

Spending budgets 'will be stretched by Air Passenger Duty'

Increasing Air Passenger Duty could leave some families in a difficult financial position when taking a holiday, it has been noted.

Editor at Which? Holiday Lorna Cowan said that while the increase may not stop people travelling totally, it could see families having to really stretch their getaway budgets.

Recently announced plans from the government are set to see the amount of aviation tax that people pay rise significantly.

According to ABTA - The Travel Association, if a family of four take a holiday to Florida in 2010, they could expect to pay as much as £240 in Air Passenger Duty charges.

Such high fees could lead families to struggle to cover other costs of their holiday, such as travel insurance, airport taxis or spending money.

While cutting into the spending money budget may be inconvenient, scrimping on holiday insurance could see families in a poor financial position should an incident occur on a break which is expensive to put right.