Taylor, Ian
April 2007
Travel Weekly (UK);4/27/2007, p37
Trade Publication
The article discusses the opposition of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) to the decision of the British government to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD). Airlines are being obliged to pay for APD increases levied to bookings made prior to the announcement of the APD increase. The author notes that FTO could not follow suit because the Package Travel Regulations compel airlines to absorb additional tax or duty worth up to 2 percent of a booking.


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