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WTTC urges avoidance of knee-jerk tourism tax hikes

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has written to all 27 Finance Ministers in the European Union urging them to recognize the important role of the industry in stimulating economic growth and j

Punitive tax regime causes long-term damage to inbound tourism

At a press conference in London at the Grand Connaught Rooms on March 14 at 11:00 am, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) will highlight three major problems that affect incoming tourism: t

Irish minister plans to abolish controversial travel tax

The youngest Cabinet member will abolish a controversial travel tax in return for airlines opening up routes from tourist hotspots.

Tourism group urges minister to end travel tax

Air travel tax introduced in March this year should be abolished as part of a “survival framework” for the Irish tourism industry, according to a mid-term review from the Government’s Tourism Re

Thou shall not tax me too much

Governments have definitely figured out how to make money on air travel. This was the sentiment echoed by European Tour Operator Association executive director Tom Jenkins when asked how he feels about the recent trend in which governments are now imposing all sorts of taxes on air travel.