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World Travel & Tourism Council: APD should be scrapped

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) says the revised UK Airport Departure Tax will discourage long-haul travel.

Low-cost airlines are revolting against the ‘unfair’ Air Passenger Duty

Low-cost airlines are revolting against the 'unfair' Air Passenger Duty - a so called Green Tax - claiming that it makes routes uneconomical.
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10 weird and wonderful British and Irish festivals

With many of them free to attend and offering activities ranging from catching a wild-goat to the more traditional British beer festival, these offer the perfect way to spend your summer without breaking the bank!
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Airline Protection (ATOL) levy to rise to £2.50

APC (ATOL Protection Contribution) rises from £1 to £2.50 per passenger.
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Air Passenger Duty: What it means for fliers

APD doubled in February 2007 and is set to rise in November 2009 and again in November 2010. So exactly how much will you be paying the government to fly?
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Ryanair: Scrap Airline Passenger Duty or we freeze UK growth

Ryanair is to freeze all growth in the UK until the government scraps the Airport Passenger Duty (APD) and speeds up the break up of BAA.

9 Easter family breaks on a budget in the British Isles

With Easter just around the corner and the sun coming out to shine, what better time to take the kids away for a cheap and cheerful trip to the British Isles.
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How to claim back Air Passenger Duty (APD) on unused flights

Passengers who try to claim back Air Passenger Duty (APD) on unused flights are being hit by admin charges of up to four times the value of the tax.
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Railcard launches new 3-year card with 1/3 off most rail fares

The new 3-year Railcard costs £65 and allows holders to save 1/3 on the price of most rail fares across Great Britain for a full three years.
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Jet2 Is New Airline at Newquay

Flights from Newquay to Leeds/Bradford and Belfast International commence from May 2009.

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