APD rises will have serious effect on long-haul travel

Taylor, Ian
August 2009
Travel Weekly (UK);8/14/2009, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that market analyst Mintel has warned that forthcoming rises in Air Passenger Duty (APD) in Great Britain pose a significant threat to long-haul travel. Mintel argued that the basis of the APD increases is that most long-haul passengers could afford such a rise. It was revealed that charter carriers will feel the sharpest impact. Mintel concludes any government serious about cutting carbon emissions will seek to reduce flying through taxation.


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