Impact Of Britain’s Air Passenger Duty should guide Caribbean Tax Decisions

Frank Comito

CHTA counsels high front-end taxes and fees discourage travel and have downside consequences
BARBADOS (June 30, 2018) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) strongly urged Governments in the region to consider carefully the impact of leveling high air travel-related taxes and fees on travel demand as they wrestle with balancing budgets.
“We recognize the challenges facing countries, but it is our duty to point out that taxing for additional revenue may have a reverse effect as tourists may choose not to travel to or within the Caribbean and instead select other destinations because of the high cost of our destinations,” stated CHTA’s Director General and CEO Frank Comito.
In such a case, not only would the…

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